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First Session, 1949 



Held with the Ephesus Baptist Church, Durham County and the West 
Durham Baptist Church, Durham, October 25 and 26. 

The next annual session will be held with tht Lowe's Grove Baptist 
Church, on Tuesday, October 24; and Temple Baptist Church, Durham, 
on Wednesday, October 25, 1950. 

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First Annual Session 



The Yates 
Baptist Association 

north carolina 

First Session 

HELD WITH 

THE EPHESUS BAPTIST CHURCH, DURHAM COUNTY 
AND THE WEST DURHAM BAPTIST CHURCH, DURHAM 

October 25 and 26 
1949 



The next annual session will be held with the Lowe's Grove 
Baptist Church, on Tuesday, October 245 and Temple Bap- 
tist Church, Durham, on Wednesday^October 25, 1950 



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Contents 

PAGE 

Directory of the Association 5 

Registered Messengers and Visitors 6 

Constitution 9 

Rules of Order 13 

Important Notices 14 

Organization Meeting of the Yates Baptist Association 15 

Proceedings 18 

Reports 26 

Mrs. Byers' Address 32 

Church Directories 41 

Statistical Tables 43 



I. 

DIRECTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION 



OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION 



Rev. Horace G. Hammett, Moderator Durham 

Rev. John H. Knight, Vice-Moderator Durham 

Rev. Charles C. Smith, Clerk Durham 

O. A. Johnson, Treasurer Durham 

Rev. Chares C. Smith, Historian Durham 



ASSOGIATIONAL BOARD 

The Associational Board, replaces the Executive Committee and is comprised of the 
Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, the Associational Sunday School Super- 
intendent, the Associational Director of the Training- Union, the Associational W. M. U. 
Superintendent, each active Pastor in the Association and one lay member from each 
church. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Program Committee: E. W. Bailes, Truett Cox, C. R. McHaney, A. E. Martin, E. L. 
Tilley. 

Activities Committee: H. G. Hammett, Claude W. White, J. T. Lennon, E. V. Perry, 
Mrs. M. V. Byers, Floyd Rhodes, Jr., Walter W. Scott, the President of the 
Associational Brotherhood, the Associational Ministers' Conference President. 

Finance Committee: O. A. Johnson, George W. Ray, E. E. Ferrell, A. B. Snart, John 
T. Edwards. 

Missions Committee: W. B. Carr, Garland A. Hendricks, Claude Stone, C. H. Shelton, 
Fred Hall. 

Nominating Committee: Frank H. Marshall, T. D. Collins, C. H. Collie. 
Orfhanage Refresentative : Rev. C. N, Royal. 
Biblical Recorder Refresentative: Rev. Leo T. Bridgers. 
Hospital Representative : 

ASSOCIATIONAL AUXILIARIES 

Officers of the W.M.U. Convention 

Mrs. Walter V. Byers, Superintendent 

Mrs. Charles D. Faucette, Associate Superintendent 

Mrs. C. H. Walton, Young People's Leader 

Associational Sunday School Superintendent 

Rev. Claude W. White, Director 

Assoqational Training Union Director 
Rev. John T. Lennon 

TIME AND PLACES OF NEXT MEETING 
First Day, Tuesday, October 24, 1950, Lowe's Grove Church 
Second Day, Wednesday, October 25, 1950, Temple Church, Durham 



Durham 
Durham 
Durham 

Durham 

Durham 



Registered Messengers and Visitors 



Bells — Sallie Horton, Lois Harward, Miss Farrington, Ada Johnson, Mrs. T. J. 
Horton. 

Berea — Mr. and Mrs. Genie Shepherd, Mrs. C. F. Upchurch, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Cook, 

C. F. Upchurch. 
Burner — ^J. W. Miller. 

Cedar Fork — C. L. Stone, Mrs. C. B. Green, Mrs. F. H. Page, Mrs. H. H. Green. 

Visitors: F. H. Page, Mrs. C. L. Stone, Mrs. Jodie Shipp, Jodie Shipp. 
Durham^ Alston Avenue — Mrs. Roy Hilliard, Mrs. Jake Carver, W. A. High. 
Durham^ Ang'ier Avenue — W. M. Crutchfield, Mrs. Pearl Hall, Mrs. Rebecca Crabtree, 

Mrs. Maude Green, Miss Virginia Highfill, Miss Ola Morris, Mrs. Ada Goodwin, 

Mrs. Ernest Lowe, Mrs. Isla Pollard, Mrs. R. B. Carson, W. G. Hall, Mrs. J. B. 

Fonville, W. M. Crutchfield. Visitors: Mrs. M. R. Skeen, Mrs. T. E. Herndon, 

Miss Jessie Stubbs, Mrs. Sarah Maynard, U. P. McLaurin, W. B. Fonville, Wil- 
liam Crutchfield, Mrs. W. B. Fonville, Mrs. Annie Harward, Mrs. C. C. May, 

Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Palmer. 
Bethesda — Mrs. Colclough, Mrs. John Ausley, C. L. Upchurch, D. J. Booth. Visitors: 

Mrs. C. L. Upchurch, Mrs. Patty Upchurch, Mrs. J. P. Jones, Mrs. J. W. Edger- 

ton, Mrs. John Knight, R. P. Hight. 
Braggtown — Mrs. 8. A. Doaks, Mrs. Elgie Boone, Oren Bradley, Mrs. T. T. Frazier, 

Mrs. Ralph R. Cooke, Mrs. J. L. Blanchard. Visitors: Mr. and Mrs. C. E. 

O'Briant, Mrs. R. D. Holleman, J. L. Blanchard. 
Calvary — W. W. Glass, Mrs. Charlie Hutchins, Mrs. E. T. Tatum, Mrs. A. E. Martin. 

Visitors: Mrs. F. L. Young, Mrs. J. R. Joyner. 
Cheek Heights — Mrs. B. T. Seals, Mrs. A. L. Gilbert, Mrs. Sara Gates. 
Durham Memorial — Mrs. Sarah Price, Mrs. Ola May Roberts, Mrs. L. A. Lee, Mrs. 

N. M. Ferrell, Mrs. H. C. Brinkley, Mrs. W. O. Andrews. 
Edgemont — Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Herndon, Mrs. H. H. Williams, Mrs. Cora Umstead, 

Miss Janet Tarlton, Mrs. A. D. Spain, Mrs. A. F. Harris, Mrs. M. T. Yates, O. A. 

Johnson, Mrs. J. H. Fulghum, Mrs. E. S. Pearce. Visitors: Mrs. A. O. Barbee, 

Mr. A. O. Barbee. 
Faith — Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Mitchell. 

First — Mrs. A. J. Broadwell, Mrs. D. H. Lyon, Mrs. D. R. Garrett, Mrs. H. T. Lyon, 

Mrs. Chas. Haywood, Jas. P. Morgan, Mrs. S. F. Grfiitts, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. 

Byrd, Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, Mrs. J. Winston Pearce, Floyd Rhodes, Jr., B. W. 

Rogers. Visitors: Mrs. T. C. Britton, Mrs. R. J. Sherron, Mrs. Rose Thompson. 
Grace — Mrs. H. B. Anderson, Miss Doris Palmer, Mrs. A. J. Rigsbee, Mrs. C. H. 

Wells, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hare, Miss Margaret Wells. 
Guess Road — Mrs. O. F. Harris, Mrs. P. E. Chisenhall, Mrs. Albert Thompson, Miss 

Georgia Newton. Visitors: W. T. Couch, Mrs. Otha Harris, Mrs. A. F. Gibson, 

Mrs. E. V. Perry, Mrs. J. C. Dodson, Mrs. Wm. Newton. 



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Holloivay Street — Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Johnson, E. B. Strickland, Mrs. Fred Stell, 
Mrs. Ted Dunnegan, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Burnette. Visitors: Mrs. Z. B. Teel, 
Mrs. M. W. Merritt, Mrs. D. P. O'Briant, Mrs. J. H. Bradford, Dan G. O'Neal. 

Immanuel — ^J. D. Whitfield, Mrs. F. H. Marshall, Mrs. Chas. Livingston, Mrs. C. E. 
Cross. 

Lakeivood — Mrs. R. W. Smith, S. E. Rochelle, Mrs. J. C. Myrick. Visitors: Mrs. 

S. E. Rochelle, Mrs. L. W. Pickett, Mrs. F, A. Ward, Mrs. G. W. Crabtree, Mrs. 

R. H. Blackwood, Mrs. Trela D. Collins. 
Temfle — Mrs. J. L. Murrell, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Poe, Mrs. S. C. Latta, Mrs. 

Roberta M. Perry, Mrs. E. F. Folsom, Mrs. H. G. Hammett, Mrs Bessie Hilliard. 

Visitors: F. H. Peterson, Mrs. Eugene Roberts, Mrs. A. D. Whittington, Sr., Mrs. 

J. F. Ferguson, Mrs. Apperson, Miss Wynona Chaney, Mrs. W. J. Long, Mrs. W. 

G. Tate. 

Watts Street — Mrs. W. H. Crutchfield, Mrs. E. C. Johnson, Mrs. W. A. Kutz, Mrs. 
J. W. Wheeler, W. E. Stanley. Visitors: Mrs. B. P. Roberts, Mrs. C. D. Faucette. 

West Durham— yirs. A. R. Todd, Mrs. J. E. Strawbridge, Claude White, Mrs. W. V. 
Byers, Mrs. S. E. Dennis, Mrs. F. Harris, Mrs. J. L. Dorn, R. L. Parker. Visitors: 
Vick Orice, Mrs. U. S. Suitt, Mrs. J. A. Francham, Mrs B. B. Fearing, Mrs. T. J. 
Murray, Mrs. J. B. Green, Mrs. C. A. Minton, Mrs. L. B. Cable, Mrs. Elsie 
McArthur, Mrs. T. W. Cates, Mrs. S. C. King, Mrs. W. J. Dollar, Blennie 
Andrews. 

Yates — Mrs. Carl Bishop, Mrs. Lester Mallard, Miss Flora Lloyd, Mrs. Doris Parrish, 
Curtis Crutchfield, Jr., J. M. Franklin. Visitors: Mrs. Nannie Pickett, Mrs. Carl 
Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Kirkland, Mrs. J. M. Franklin, Nannie Aldridge, 
Annie Pearl Pickett, Mrs. B. R. Olive, Mrs. T. W. Pickett, Mrs. J. T. Wall, 
Mrs. E. H. Cheek. 

Ebenezer — W. A. Duncan. 

Efhesus — B. W. Clark, Mrs. G. L Tilley, Mrs. A. N, Blackwood, Mrs. Lila Mangum, 
G. M. Pope, Mrs. W. H. Harrison. Visitors: Mrs. H. H. Elliot, Mrs. Bertie 
Stephenson, G. D. King, L. P. Bassett, Lottie Cannady, Minnie King, Elsie Brooks, 
B. L Tilley, Mrs. E. A. John, Mrs. C. L. Whitley, Mrs. W. E. Elliott, Mrs. R. H. 
Hunneycutt, Miss Alice Copeland, Mrs. L. Reaves, Mrs. W. C. Hudson, Mrs. R. E. 
Daniel, Mrs. J. T. Lennon, Mrs. H. N. Mills, Mrs. John Blackwood, Mrs. Phil 
Rigsbee, Mrs. Annie Blackwood, Mrs. Rhoda Sparrow, Mrs. N. R. Markham, 
Mrs. G. M. Pope, Mrs. T. R. Scott, Mrs. S. M. Greene. 

Gorman — Mrs. Carl McGhee, Mrs. Bessie Strange, Mrs. J. T. Edwards, Mrs. O. C. 
McKinley, Mrs. McGhee. 

Lo'we's Grove — Mrs. G. W. Hopson, Mrs. John Mitchell, Mrs. H. G. Randolph, Mrs. 
L. C. Warren, Mrs. J. Roy King. Visitors: Mrs. F. B. Oakley, S. R. King, Mrs. 
S. R. King. 

Lystra — Mrs. C. G. Oldham, L. C. Cheek, Elenor Williams, B. C. Cheek, Mrs. J. H. 
Hackney. 

Mount Gilead — Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ward. 

Mount Herman — O. A. Couch, Mrs. John Link, Mrs. G. D. Couch, Mrs. Irvin Smith, 
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Couch, Mrs. Herbert Haithcock, Mrs. W. A. Godwin. Visitors: 
Mrs. C. S. Norville, Mrs. B. C. Truesdale, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Harris, Ruby 



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Griffin, Mrs. Effie Clayton, W. H. Clayton, Edith Griffin, Mrs. G. D. Couch, 
Carlton King. 

Mount Moriah — Mrs. J. P. Crabtree, Mrs. Crabtree, Mrs. H. P. Carroll, Mrs. John 
Crabtree, Mrs. Clyde Carroll. Visitors: Mrs. Will Carroll, Mrs. Floyd Gooch, 
Mrs. J. L. Wilkins, Mrs. C. W. Bland, Mrs. Hallie Crabtree, Mrs. Jessie O. Crab- 
tree, Miss Dora L. Tillman. 

Mount Pisgah — Mrs. Clayton Pendergraft, Mrs. Gregson Jenkins, Elsie Council, Mr. 
and Mrs. G. F. Farrell, Faydene Barbee, Arlene Scott, Mrs. C. E. Byrd. 

Olive Branch— Mrs. R. W. Toler, Mrs. G. J. Redford, Mrs. W. L. Currin, F. T. 
Morris. 

Olive Chafel — Mrs. H. J. Lawrence, Mrs. Frank Goodwin. 

Pleasant Hill — Mrs. Hal Baldwin, G. F. Harward, Mrs. L. A. Copeland. 

Red Mountain — Mrs. W. H. Blalock, Mrs. Ezra Wilkins, Mrs. R. M. Tilley. 

Roberson^s Grove — Mrs. Dora O'Brien, Mrs. C. H. Johnson, Mrs. H. C. Preddy. 

Rose of Sharon — Mrs. John L. Scott, Mrs. Sidney Debnam, Mrs. Boyd Browning. 

Out-of-the- Association Visitors: Mrs. J. J. Williams, Chapel Hill 5 Mrs. C. M. Hunt, 
Mt. Carmelj Rev. W. K. McGhee, Baptist Hospital} Rev. Thomas W. Fryer, 
Suffolk, Va. } Rev. Eugene Olive, Wake Forest} Rev. Zeno Wall, Baptist Orphan- 
age} Mrs. Harward, Chapel Hill} Mrs. Eugene Olive, Wake Forest} Rev. L. L. 
Carpenter, Biblical Recorder} Rev. and Mrs. R. S. Lennon, Wake Forest. 

PASTORS REGISTERED 

Henry B. Anderson, J. Harold Anderson, Wallace O. Andrews, Ernest W. Bailes, 
H. A. Basden, Leo T. Bridgers, C. Earl Byrd, W. Bryant Carr, Trela D. Collins, 
Truett Cox, Sidney Debnam, John T. Edwards, Alfred H. Gibson, Horace G. Ham- 
mett, Robert L. Holt, Calvin S. Knight, John H. Knight, John T. Lennon, G. Fred 
Lipe, Frank H. Marshall, B. Ellis Morris, Charles S. Norville, J. Winston Pearce, C. 
Nixon Royal, Z. B. Teel. 



Constitution 



Adopted 1949 
Name 

Article i. This body shall be known as the Yates Baptist Association of North 
Carolina. 

Fiscal Years 

Art. 2. The fi<5cal years of the Association shall begin on October first and end on 
September thirtieth of each year. 

Membership 

Art. 3. The Association shall be composed of the Baptist churches within the 
bounds of the Yates Baptist Association and any other Baptist Churches that may here- 
after be admitted as herein provided for. 

Art. 4. Each church shall elect annually one messenger to the meeting of the 
Association for each one hundred members of the church, provided that each shall 
have not less than three or more than ten messengers. 

Objects 

Art. 5. The objects of the Association shall be to devise and recommend measures 
for increasing the harmony and spiritual power of the member churches, to develop 
and direct their energies, resources and gifts in advancing the Redeemer's Kingdom, 
and to cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist 
Convention in all religious, educational, mission, Sunday School, Training Union, 
Brotherhood and other work fostered by their Boards. 

Meetings 

Art. 6. The Association shall convene annually on Tuesday after the fourth Sunday 
in October and continue for two days, and may meet with different churches on the 
two successive days. 

Art. 7. The time of the annual meeting may be changed, or special meetings 
called, by the Associational Board upon two weeks' notice to the member churches. 

Powers and Prerogatives 
Art. 8. The Association, when convened in meeting, shall sit as an advisory 
council and shall have no power to infringe on any of the internal rights of the 
churches; it may advise with the member churches and recommend measures of useful- 
ness for their adoption, and may claim for itself, its objects and recommendation the 
highest consideration. 

Art. 9. The Association shall have power to hear grievances of any members 
of any church which is a member of the Association, and advise or aid them in any 
manner within the power of the Association. 

Rights of the Churches 
Art. 10. On application of any Baptist Church for admission to this Association 
it shall present to the Associational Board of the Association, prior to its annual meeting, 
evidence of its faith and order and of its willingness to cooperate with the work of the 



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Association and upon recommendation of the Associational Board and favorable action 
by the Association, the said applying church may be received into full fellowship, and 
its ordained ministers and messengers may be seated. 

Art. II. The Association shall have power, upon notice of one year and by two- 
thirds majority vote of messengers present and voting, to withdraw fellowship from any 
church that shall wilfully depart from orthodox principles of the Christian religion 
as taught in the Bible and as believed by Baptists. 

Duties of the Churches 
Art. 12. The member churches shall elect annually the required number of 
messengers within a reasonable time prior to the annual meeting, who shall serve as 
messengers for one year, and who, together with the ordained ministers of the member 
church, shall represent the member church in the Association. 

Art. 13. Each member church shall send annually to the Association meeting a 
letter which shall show: 

1. The location of the church. 

2. The names of the pastor, ordained ministers in its membership, clerk and other 
general officers and their respective addresses. 

3. Sundays of regular worship. 

4. Church statistics, with the number baptized, received by letter, restored, or other- 
wise, dismissed by letter, dropped for cause or otherwise, and the total present member- 
ship. 

5. Financial statements of all receipts, expenditures, and disbursements during the 
Associational year. 

6. Statistics of all major organizations in the church. 

7. Names of all messengers and alternates. 

8. Any other information required by the Association on blanks provided for that 
purpose. 

Officers and Organization 

Art. 14. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, Auditor, Historian, and an Associational Board, and such other 
committees as may be authorized by the Association. 

Art. 15. The Officers and Associational Board shall be elected at the first session 
of the annual meeting of the Association, and these shall assume their duties at the 
close of the annual meeting at which they are elected. 

Art. 16. Any officer may be elected to succeed himself, except the Moderator who 
may not serve more than two years in succession. 

Art. 17. The Associational Board shall consist of the Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, the Associational Sunday School Superintendent, the Associational 
Training Union Director, the Associational W.M.U. Superintendent, each active pastor 
in the Association and one lay member from each member church to be elected by the 
church, whose names shall be included with the church letter. 

Art. 18. The moderator shall appoint a Committee on Committees at the first 
session of each Annual meeting whose duty it will be to recommend such committees as 
are provided for elsewhere in this constitution or by action of the Association. 



Yates Baptist Association 



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Committees and Their Duties 

Art. 19. Standing committees shall be made up of members from the Associational 
Board. 

1. TAe Finance Committee shall consist of the Treasurer as Chairman and four 
other members. This committee shall devise plans for raising- the funds for the 
Association budget and prepare for recommendation to the annual session of the 
Association the budget for the disbursement of funds for the coming year. 

2. The Missions Committee shall be composed of five members, whose duty it shall 
be to employ, with the approval of the Associational Board, a Superintendent of Mis- 
sions; and to exercise general supervision of this work. The chairman shall make an 
annual report of the missionary activities at the general meeting of the Association. 

3. The Activities Committee shall be composed of three members with the 
Moderator, Sunday School Superintendent, Training Union Director, Superintendent 
of W.M.U., President of Brotherhood and President of the Ministers' Conference 
serving as advisory members. It shall be the duty of this committee to plan and 
recommend to the annual session of the Association a program of activities for the 
coming year. 

4. The Program Committee shall be composed of five members. It shall be the 
duty of this committee to arrange the program for the annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion. 

5. The Nominating Committee shall be composed of three members. It shall be 
the duty of this committee to nominate the ofiicers of the Association at the next 
annual meeing provided that additional nominations may be made from the floor. 

Art. 20. Other committees of the Association: 

1. The Place and Preacher Committee shall consist of three members to be appointed 
by the Moderator at least three months in advance of the annual meeting. This com- 
mittee shall receive or solicit invitations for the place of meeting of the next annual 
session. It shall recommend the place of meeting and the preacher and alternate for 
the sermon at the next annual meeting. 

2. The Resolutions Committee shall be composed of three members appointed by 
the Moderator on the first day of the annual session to report suitable resolutions at 
the annual meeting. 

Duties of Officers and Associational Board 

Art. 21. The Moderator shall begin each session punctually and preside over the 
annual meetings of the Associatoin, appoint such committees as may be authorized by 
the Association, Rules of Order, or by the Association, enforce the rules, preserve order, 
and exercise all prerogatives of a presiding ofiicer according to parliamentary usage, 
and serve as Chairman of the Associational Board. 

Art. 22. The Vice-Moderator shall discharge the duties of the Moderator in his 
absence. 

Art. 23. The clerk shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Association; 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Minutes; keep on file the printed 
Minutes and other important papers of the Association; and shall serve as Secretary of 
the Associational Board. For his services the Clerk shall be paid the sum of $100.00 
annually. 



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Art. 24. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys contributed to the Association by 
the member churches; and shall make disbursements as authorized by the Association 
or by the Associational Board, and shall make an annual report to the Association. 

Art. 25. The Auditor shall audit the Treasurer's records and attest his annual 
report to the Association. 

Art. 26, The Historian shall collect facts of interest to the Association and the 
member churches, and shall make a report to each annual meeting of the Association. 

Art. 27. The Associational Board shall cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist 
Convention in its program for the furtherance of the work fostered by that body within 
the bounds of the Yates Baptist Association; it shall meet as often as it may elect for 
the effectual performance of its duties; it shall act for the Association on any matters 
requiring attention between the annual meetings of the Association; it shall have power 
to fill vacancies on the Associational Board or Committees that may occur during the 
year. The Associational Board may have an executive committee if deemed wise by 
the board. 

Amendments 

Art. 28. The Provisions of this constitution may not be waived at any meeting 
of the Association, except as herein provided for Amendments thereof. 

Art. 29. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any annual meeting 
of the Association, upon afiirmative vote of two-thirds of the voting members present, 
provided, however, the proposed amendment shall have been presented in writing to 
the Moderator and the Associational Board prior to the annual meeting. 



Rules of Order 



1. At the annual meeting- of the Association the Moderator elected at the preceding 
annual meeting shall preside until the end of the session at which his successor shall be 
recognized. 

2. Each session of the Association shall be opened with religious exercises to be 
conducted by whomsoever the Program Committee shall designate. 

3. A majority of the members present shall be a quorum for the transaction of 
matters of business, except in matters relating to the Constitution, and the matter of 
withdrawing fellowship from any member church. 

4. The messengers shall observe toward the officers and each other that courtesy 
which becomes Christians. 

5. A messenger wishing to speak shall rise and address the presiding officer. He 
shall confine himself strictly to the question under consideration, and shall avoid all 
personalities. No messenger shall speak more than twice on the same subject without 
special permission. 

6. All motions seconded shall be definitely stated by the presiding officer, or at his 
request, read by the Clerk before the vote is taken. 

7. When a question is under discussion no other motion or proposition shall be 
received except a motion to adjourn, lay on the table, to amend, to commit, to postpone 
to a definite time, when several motions shall have preference in the order in which 
they come. 

8. The Association shall have the right to decide what subjects shall be admitted 
for consideration. 

9. The general business of the Association shall be determined by the program 
committee recommended by the Committee on committees named at the previous 
meeting which will report as soon as possible after the first session of the Association. 
When adopted this report shall become the order for the association and cannot be 
changed except by vote of the Association as provided in Section 8. 

10. All questions of order no^ herein provided for shall be decided by rules of some 
recognized "Parliamentary Practice," preferably Mell's or Kerfoot's. 



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Important Notices 



This Association has no Baptist school, Orphanage, Hospital, Encamp- 
ment, South Wide Board, or Institution within its bounds; nor has it any 
of the main offices of any such organization. 

This Association does not have any Laymen's Movement, or any Lay- 
men's Convention v^^ithin its bounds. 



Organization Meeting of the Yates Baptist 
Association 



At 2:30 o'clock on the afternoon of Sunday, November 7, 1948, in the 
Durham First Baptist Church, pusuant to a call of the "Steering Committee," 
appointed some weeks ago, to arrange a meeting for the organization of a 
new association, messengers, ordained ministers and visitors from the thirty- 
four churches, who on October 12, 1948, applied for and were granted 
letters of dismission from the Mount Zion Association, met in the beautiful 
auditorium of this church. This committee was comprised of Rev. J. 
Winston Pearce, Chairman, Rev. B. E. Morris, Mr. W. E. Stanley, Mr. J. 
J. Thornton and Rev. Charles C. Smith, the latter of whom was its 
secretary. 

In the absence of Mr. Pearce from the city, Mr. Morris called the 
meeting to order and presided over it. After the meeting began. Rev. Claude 
White, Minister of Music of the West Durham Church, accompanied by 
Miss Mary Johnson, of the same church, led the assembly in singing, "All 
Hail the Power of Jesus' Name," after which Rev. G. Fred Lipe, pastor 
of the Olive Branch Church, offered the invocation. The congregation 
then heartily sang, "Faith of Our Fathers." 

Mr. Morris stated that the purpose of the meeting was to organize a 
new Baptist Association in this immediate section, and he called on Mr. Smith 
to read the names of the churches. He read the letter of dismission from 
the Mt. Zion Association, which was dated October 12, 1948 and signed 
by C. N. Royal, Moderator, and Charles C. Smith, Clerk. The thirty-four 
churches are: Bells, Berea, Cedar Fork; the following Durham churches, 
Alston Avenue, Angier Avenue, Bethesda, Braggtown, Cheek Heights, 
Durham Memorial, Edgemont, Faith, First, Grace, Guess Road, Holloway 
Street, Immanuel, Lakewood, Temple, Watts Street, West Durham and 
Yates; Ebenezer, Ephesus, Gorman, Lowe's Grove, Lystra, Mount Gilead, 
Mount Hermon, Mount Moriah, Olive Branch, Pleasant Hill, Red Moun- 
tain, and Rose of Sharon. 

Rev. W. Bryant Carr, pastor of Edgemont Church, moved that these 
churches constitute the new Association. Rev. R. H. Dalehite, pastor of 
Faith Church, seconded the motion, which was unanimously carried. New 
members of the Association were then called for, and the Secretary read the 



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application of the newly organized Calvary Church. Rev. Truett Cox 
moved that this chucrh be received as a charter member and into full 
fellowship. The motion was seconded. On assurance that the articles of 
Faith, and other requirements were the same as those of the other nine new 
churches organized in this vicinity during the past ten years, the group 
heartily voted the new church, into full fellowship with us. 

A proposed Constitution was read on behalf of the Committee by W. E. 
Stanley. No name was suggested, but sentiment was seemingly against the 
name, "Durham," which had been freely discussed by numbers, and Rev. 
C. E. Byrd, pastor of Mount Pisgah Church, moved that the name be, "The 
Yates Baptist Association," inasmuch as the great missionary, Matthew T. 
Yates, was born and reared within the bounds of this Association, and his 
membership was with Mount Pisgah Church. On being seconded the 
motion was enthusiastically carried by a rising vote. 

After much discussion and a few amendments the instrument was 
adopted. (This Constitution is not published in these 1949 Minutes, inasmuch 
as this Constitution was greately revised at the first regular annual meeting 
of the Association, and the Association, by vote, ordered the old one not be 
included, but only the one adopted by the 1949 session. — Clerk,) 

J. J. Thornton, for the Steering Committee, then nominated officers 
and members of the Executive Committee as follows: 

Moderator y Horace G. Hajnmett; Vtce-Moderatory Downey J. Booth; 
Clerky Charles C. Smith; Treasurer y O. A. Johnson; HtstortaUy C. E. Byrd; 
Assoctattonal Sunday School Superintendent y Claude W. White; Assocm- 
tional Training Union Directory Floyd Rhodes; Chairman of Committee 
on Evangelismy H. B. Anderson, Members of the Executive Committee: 
M. G. Hall, J. H. Anderson, J. J. Thornton, G. F. Lipe, W. W. Scott, 
Stewart Greene, T. O. Sorrell, Cary Cole, W. E. Stanley, W. B. Carr, 
C. H. Shelton and O. H. Burnett. 

It was then moved that these be elected, and the motion was seconded. 
Nominations were then asked for from the floor, and T. D. Collins nomi- 
nated Rev. J. T. Edwards. Motion was made and seconded that the 
nominations be closed, but that motion was defeated, and nominations 
continued to be made; and Rev. John H. Knight and Rev. W. T. Carr were 
then nominated. A motion that the nominations be closed then prevailed. 
It was decided to vote by messengers standing, and it was also decided that 
the one receiving the highest vote be declared elected. The Secretary then 
announced that Edwards had been given the largest vote, and the presiding 



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officer declared him duly elected. C. E. Byrd declared that under no cir- 
cumstances would he serve as Historian as he was entirely unfitted for that 
kind of work, and he moved that Charles C. Smith be elected to that office 
in addition to that of Clerk, and the motion prevailed. All of the other 
nominees were then elected. 

The Chairman then announced this committee on "Place and Preacher," 
C. N. Royal, D. J. Booth and H. B. Anderson. These brethren retired 
and in a few minutes reported as follows: The first day, Tuesday, October 
25, at Ephesus, and on the second day, at West Durham; with the preacher, 
H. G. Hammett, and the alternate, W. B. Carr. The Association adopted 
the report. 

Secretary M. A. Huggins, of the State Board, had been invited to 
address the body, and he was presented by Chairman Morris, but the hour 
was so late, that he spoke only a few minutes, but with his usual charm 
and force, and all regretted that there was not time for his full address. 

After singing "Blest Be the Tie That Binds," the newly elected Mod- 
erator, Rev. John T. Edwards, pronounced the benediction. This organi- 
zation meeting of the Yates Baptist Association then adjourned. 

Charles C. Smith, Secretary B. E. Morris, Chairman 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October 25 and 26, 1949 

FIRST day's session HELD WITH 

The Ephesus Baptist Church, Durham County 

SECOND day's session HELD WITH 

West Durham Baptist Church 



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1949 
Ephesus Baptist Church 

Morning Session 

1. Promptly at io:oo o'clock on the morning of Tuesday, October 25, 
1949, the First Annual Session of the Yates Baptist Association was called 
to order by the Moderator, Rev. John T. Edwards. 

2. The Rev. Claude White, Educational Director of the West Dur- 
ham Church, led the group in singing two familiar spiritual songs and those 
present sang them with "the Spirit and the understanding." 

3. The first period of worship was led by the Rev. Charles S. Norville, 
pastor of the Mount Hermon Church. For the Scripture lesson Mr. Norville 
read John 15:1-12, and led the people in a most earnest prayer. 

4. To the calling of the roll of churches all responded "present" except 
two, making 32 churches represented by messengers, and a total of 130 duly 
elected official representatives. However, many more came in shortly after 
the opening hour, as did the messengers from the two churches not present 
at the roll call. 

5. Roberson Grove and Olive Chapel Baptist churches, on presentation 
of their letters of dismission from the Mount Zion Association by the Clerk 
of this Association, were, on recommendation of our Executive Committee, 
unanimously and heartily received on the basis of Charter members, inasmuch 
as they were until a year ago members with us of the Mount Zion Associa- 
tion. All are glad to receive them as fellow-members of the Yates Associa- 
tion. 



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6. There was recognition of new pastors, and the Moderator stated that 
inasmuch as all pastors were "new" as far as being members of the Yates 
Association, he asked that all pastors come to the front of the church, and 
all of their names were called. Those pastors who have moved into our 
territory within the past twelve months are: Revs. Charles S. Norville, who 
is pastor of the Mount Hermon Church; Sidney Denman, pastor the Rose 
of Sharon Church, and E. L. Kincaid, now serving the Red Mountain 
Church, the later two living within the City of Durham. 

7. W. Bryant Carr, presented the Program to govern the proceedings 
of this session of the Association, and this was adopted by the body. This 
program is as follows: 

TUESDAY— MORNING SESSION 

Music 

Scripture and Prayer Rev. C. S. Norville 

Roll call of churches 
Presentation of Program for this session 
Introduction of New Pastors and Visitors 
Report of Nominating- Committee 

Appointment of Committees and Miscellaneous Business 

Message of the Baptist Orphanage 

Message on Christian Education 

Message on the Biblical Recorder 

Announcements 

Association Sermon 

Lunch and Fellowship 
Afternoon Session 

Hymn, Scripture and Prayer Rev. Sidney Denman 

Associational Missions 

Report of Executive Committee 

Report of Treasurer and Budget Committee 

Report of Missions Committee 

Report of Clerk 

Message on Evangelism 

WEDNESDAY— MORNING SESSION 
West Durham Church 

Hymn, Scripture and Prayer 

Message on Baptist Hospital 
Report of W.M.U. 
Report on Training Union 
Allied Church League 

Report of Committee and Miscellaneous Business 
Inspirational Message 



R. L. Holt 



J. Winston Pearce 



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8. The following committees were announced by the Moderator: Com- 
fmttee on Place and Preacher for the next session, T. D. Collins, Chairman, 
M. F. Scott, Jr., and R. E. Scarlett. Committee on Resolutions, Truett 
Cox, Chairman, Mrs. Harrell Perry, and Leo T. Bridgers. Orfhanage 
Refresentative for the Association, C. N. Royal. 

9. The Committee on Nominations, through its chairman, James P. 
Morgan, made its report as follows: Moderator, H. G. Hammett; Vice- 
Moderator, John Knight; Clerk, Charles C. Smith; Treasurer, O. A. 
Johnson; Historian, Charles C. Smith; Associational Sunday School Super- 
intendent, Claude W. White; Associational Training Union Director, John 
T. Lennon; Associational W.M.U. Superintendent, Mrs. M. V. Byers; 
Chairman of Committee on Evangelism, H. B. Anderson. All of these 
were unanimously elected, and are the officers of the Association through 
the meeting of the Association in 1950. 

10. Dr. Zeno Wall, Superintendent of the North Carolina Baptist 
Orphanage, presented that institution with great clarity and power. 

11. Under Christian Education, the Moderator, asked B. E. Morris, 
representative for the Wake Forest Enlargement Campaign for this Associa- 
tion, to tell the present status of that Campaign; this he did, and told some- 
thing of what the churches of this Association have done. He then pre- 
sented the Rev. Eugene Olive, of Wake Forest, who spoke most enlight- 
eningly on "Christian Education." 

12. The Moderator, then presented H. G. Hammett, to preach the 
Association sermon. First, he read several passages of Scripture, then Mrs. 
Hammett, accompanied on the piano by Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, sang most 
acceptably, "The Church's One Foundation," after which the Preacher gave 
a great sermon on "Spiritual Foundations for a New World." 

13. The Association then adjourned until 1:45 o'clock for the lunch 
hour. 

Afternoon Session 

14. Song Service, led by Claude White. 

15. Scripture, and Prayer by Sidney Denman. 

16. For the period devoted to the Biblical Recorder, Leo T. Bridgers, 
associational representative for that journal, presented its editor. Dr. L. L. 
Carpenter, who delighted the body with his presentation of that great 
Baptist paper. 

17. Moderator Edwards then requested all Assistant Pastors, Education 
Directors, Music Directors, and other full-time workers in the churches to 



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Stand and give their names, official positions, and the churches with which 
they are associated. 

1 8. Associational Missions was then clearly presented in the details of 
the objects of Associational Missions, and its work, by Oren Bradley, Associ- 
ational Missionary. 

19. The Report of the Executive Committee was presented by D. J. 
Booth, Associational Vice-President, who presided while the different items 
of this report were placed before the Association. 

(1) The revision of the Constitution was presented by W. B. Carr, and 
the revised Constitution was then adopted. The Clerk at this time stated 
that the Constitution adopted at the organizational meting of the Associa- 
tion held on November 7, 1948, had never been published inasmuch as this 
is the first regular meeting, and stated that as the new Constitution is not 
materially different from the old one it would seem a needless expense that 
both Constitutions be printed in the Minutes of the Association, and he 
asked what was the pleasure of the body as to this. W. B. Carr moved that 
only the new one be placed in the minutes, and that the new one be made 
effective as of this morning, thus superseding the old one. This motion 
prevailed without division. 

(2) Mr. Bradley then, on behalf of the Executive Committee, offered 
a suggested Program of Activities for the Association for the year 1949-50. 
Part of these activities make an Associational-wide religious census by all 
the churches most desirable if some of these activities are to achieve the full 
success deserved. After a short discussion of this Lennon moved that all 
of our churches be requested to make a survey of their communities and of 
the whole territory embraced in the Association, and that the date or dates 
for this survey be decided by the Executive Board. This motion, being 
seconded, was made part of the program of activities, was carried. 

(3) H. B. Anderson moved that that part of the program as to the simul- 
taneous evangelistic meetings to be held in the spring of 1950 and a central 
meeting to be held in Durham at a later date of that year, be approved. This 
motion was seconded and carried and this becomes part of the Program of 
Activities. 

(4) A Budget for the Association and for its churches was oifered 
by Treasurer O. A. Johnson, was approved by the body. That, also, be- 
comes part of the Program of Activities. Program of Activities, and Pro- 
posed Budget appear in a section of the Minutes immediately following these 
Proceedings. 

20. W. B. Carr moved that all of the recommendations of the Executive 



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Committee be adopted and that the Association also approve of the em- 
ploying of R. O. Bradley as Associational Missionary. This motion w^s 
seconded, and unanimously carried. 

21. O. A. Johnson, as Treasurer of the Association, submitted his 
report for the period November 7, 1948, to September 30, 1949; this was 
received by the body and is included in the Section of Reports. 

22. The Moderator announced the follov^^ing to comprise the Com- 
mittee on Committees: John H. Knight, Chairman, Robert L. Holt, G. 
Fred Lipe, W. Ezra Stanley, and Z. B. Teel. 

23. The closing number on the day's Order of Business was a magnifi- 
cent and challenging address on Evangelism by Henry B. Anderson, who, 
at the end of his talk pronounced the benediction. 

The Association then adjourned to meet with the West Durham Church 
tomorow at ten o'clock in the morning. 

SECOND DAY 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1949 
West Durham Baptist Church, Durham 

Morning Session 

24. Claude White, who is conducting the music for this session of the 
Association, led the body in a happy, spirited and worshipful service of song. 

25. The worship service was led by John T. Lennon, pastor of the 
Ephesus Church, which with its pastor, so graciously entertained the Associ- 
ation yesterday. He read Ephesians 2:1-10, and offered a most fervent 
prayer. 

26. The Moderator recognized B. E. Morris, pastor of the entertaining 
church for today, who, in a few well chosen words graciously welcomed the 
meeting of the Association in this beautiful and spacious church building. 

27. The Baptist Hospital was then forcefully presented by Dr. W. K. 
McGhee, the hospital's Director of Religious Activities. 

28. Mrs. W. V. Byers, Associational Superintendent of W.M.U., sub- 
mitted her report of that efficient organization. 

After making her report Mrs. Byers addressed the Association on "Mis- 
sions," and so inspiring was this message that the Association, on motion, 
ordered it printed in our Minutes for this year. 

Mrs. Byers' report and address appear in a section of these Minutes 
immediately following the Proceedings. 

29. J. Harold Anderson, pastor of Lowe's Grove Church, stated that 
he has been made chairman of the CROP committee for this Association, 



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asked the cooperation of pastors and their churches in getting commodities 
for the Christian Overseas Program, and said that each would receive an 
explanatory letter from him. 

30. J. Floyd Rhodes, Associational Training Union Director, submitted 
his report, w^hich was adopted. This report appears in a section of these 
Minutes immediately following the Proceedings. 

31. Charles C. Smith, Historian, stated that he had prepared a historical 
sketch of Bells Church, and moved that it be ordered printed in these 
Minutes, and this motion carried. This history appears in a section of these 
Minutes imediately following the Proceedings. 

31. Fritz D. Hemphill, a former pastor in this Association, and Dur- 
ham's first Superintendent of Missions, now pastor in Hickory, and Earle 
Bradley, of the State Missions Board, were recognized as among our wel- 
come visitors. 

23. Miscellaneous Business. Oren Bradley presented the application of 
Butner Church for membership with us. This was favorably acted on, 
and the church was most hospitably welcomed into our ranks. 

34. Hammett moved that a map of the territory covered by this Associ- 
ation, with the locations of our churches, and that the map be published in 
these Minutes. This motion met with hearty approval. 

35. The pastor of the entertaining church made announcement as to how 
the dinner was to be served. 

36. A magnificent presentation of the work of the State Board in its 
manifold phases was given by Earle Bradley, a representative of the Board. 
The body was adjourned for an hour of lunch and fellowship. 

Wednesday Afternoon 

37. An inspiring song service was conducted by our efficient leader of 
music, Claude White. 

38. A most helpful period of devotions was led by R. L. Holt, pastor of 
the Cedar Fork Church. 

39. The following Committees reported: (i). John H. Knight, for 
the Committee on Committees reported as follows: 

Finance Committee: O. A, Johnson, Edg-emont, Chairman; George W. Ray, 
Olive Branch, E. E, Ferrell, Yates, A. B. Smart, Grace, John T. Edwards, Gorman. 

Missions Committee: W. Bryant Carr, Edg-emont, Chairman; Garland Hendricks, 
Olive Chapel, Claude Stone, Cedar Fork, C. H. Shelton, Cheek Heig-hts, Fred Hall, 
Mount Hermon. 

Activities Committee: H. G. Hammett, Temple, Chairman; Claude W. White, 
West Durham, J. T. Lennon, Ephesus, Mrs. W. V, Byers, West Durham, Brotherhood 
President to be supplied, President of the Ministers' Conference, to be supplied, Floyd 



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Rhodes, Durham, First, Walter W. Scott, Rose of Sharon, Ellis V. Perry, Guess Road. 

Nominating Committee: Frank H. Marshall, Immanuel, Chairman j T. D. Col- 
lins, Lakewood, C. H. Collie, Holloway Street. 

Program Committee: E. W. Bailes, Braggtown, Chairman j Truett Cox, Yates, 
C. R. McHaney, Berea, A. E. Martin, Calvary, E. L. Tilley, West Durham. 

(2) For Committee on Place and Preacher, T. D. Collins reported: 

For the first day of the 1950 meeting: Lowe's Grove Church 5 for the second 
day. Temple Church. 

To preach the Associational Sermon, John T. Lennonj Alternate, Robert L. Holt. 

These were duly elected. 

(3) . Leo T. Bridges reported for the Committee on Resolutions: 

In behalf of the Committee on Resolutions we wish to report: 

(a) . That the Yates Association, meeting in its first annual session, extend to the 
Ephesus Baptist Church and the West Durham Baptist Church and their pastors, our 
deep appreciation for their gracious hospitality in entertaining the Association, and to 
the ladies of the churches for serving such well-prepared food. 

(b) . That we express our love and appreciation to our retiring Moderator, 
Brother John T. Edwards, and our Associational Clerk, Brother Charles C. Smith, for 
their faithful services. 

(c) . Resolved that we are grateful to each and every one who brought us informa- 
tion and inspiration in music and wordj 

(d) . Resolved that to our officers and committees who shall seek to lead us during 
the coming year our full cooperation in the support of our Lord's work as committed 
to us. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Byrd, Chairman^ 
Leo T. Bridgers, 
Roberta M. Perry. 

40. Claude W. White reported for the Associational Sunday School 
work, and Mrs. Roberta Perry reported for the Vacation Bible Schools of 
the Association. 

41. The Rev. R. M. Hauss, Executive Secretary of the Allied Church 
League, made a strong address and a stirring appeal to the church forces 
of the state to work for the control and abolition of the legal sale of all alco- 
holic beverages. 

H. G. Hammett presented some strongly worded resolutions expressing 
the attitude of this Association, as follows: 

We, the messengers and representatives from 37 Baptist churches composing the 
Yates Baptist Association, realizing the tragic, disastrous devestation of beverage 
alcohol, sold legally or illegally, wish to express ourselves as follows: 



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1. First, we deplore the liquor traffic and desire to place ourselves on record as be- 
ing absolutely opposed to liquor, beer, wine, sold legally or illegally in North Carolina 
in general, and Durham County in particular. 

2. Second, we seek ultimately a state referendum on this problem, and in the mean- 
time elections in Durham County aimed to outlaw beer and wine and the ABC stores. 

J. H. Knight moved that we endorse the Allied Church League, and 
this motion prevailed without dissent. 

42. At this juncture retiring Moderator Edwards, presented H. G. 
Hammett, moderator-elect for the coming year, asked him to say what he 
would to the Association, and to present the last speaker of this session. Mr. 
Hammett spoke encouragingly of the work done in this, our first annual 
session, declaring that much history has been made in these two days, and 
in brief he outlined some of the work that all can do in making the coming 
year great for the ongoing of God's Kingdom among us. He then pre- 
sented J. Winston Pearce, pastor of the Durham First Church, who made 
one of the best addresses of these days, and one calculated to inspire all who 
so intently listened to his stirring appeal to do larger things for our Master. 

After prayer by Mr. Pearce the Frist Annual Session of the Yates Bap- 
tist Association adjourned until Tuesday after the fourth Sunday in October, 
1950. 

John T. Edwards, Moderator 

Charles C. Smith, Clerk 



Reports 



YATES BAPTIST TRAINING UNION 

The year just concluded is the first in the history of the aYtes Associational Training 
Union. It is not until a baby is nearly a year old, that it learns to walk. Figuratively 
speaking, the Training Union has crawled during the past year. 

There were a number of factors which retarded the progress of the Training 
Union. The first was the delay in the beginning of the year's work caused by the 
organization of the new Association. Secondly, the lack of adequate financial support 
due to the fact that the Association had very few funds available. Thirdly, the inability 
of a number of the elected ofiicers to serve. And finally, the director's inability to 
devote the amount of time required to properly promote the Associational program. 

Against his better judgment, the director agreed to serve after his election because 
the Association was new and because of his previous experience and close connection 
with the work. However, the promotion of the Regional work and convention required 
a large portion of his time and prevented him from devoting the proper time to the 
new Association at the time when it was needed most. During a portion of the past 
year he was Director of the Training Union in the First Baptist Church and Director 
of the Fourth Regional Training Union in addition to trying to serve the Association. 

Despite the handicaps, four mass meetings were held during the year and one 
officers' and leaders' council in conjunction with the first meeting held December 5 
in the First Church. The Associational elimination tournaments were conducted at the 
March 27th meeting in Temple Church with the following winners who represented 
our Association at the Regional Convention in Sanford April 22 and 23. 
Adult Serif ture Reading — Miss Clarine Perry, Temple Church. 

Young Peoples Better Speakers Tournament — Miss Ernestine Mangum, Temple Church. 
Intermediate S<word Drill — Emma Jean Ingram, Bethesda Church. 
Junior Memory Work — Patsy Ingram, Bethesda Church. 

The June 26 meeting was held at the Lowe's Grove Church and the concluding 
meeting of the year was at the West Durham Church, September 26. The year's 
total attendance was about 375. 

The officers for the 1948-49 year were: 
Director, Floyd Rhodes, Jr. Intermediate Leader, Rev. John T. Lennon 

Associate Director, Miss Ruby Lee Lowe Young Peoples Leader, Mrs. Charles E. 
Pastor-Adviser, Rev. H. G. Hammett McKinnon 

Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. Harrell Perry Adult Leader, Rev. John H. Knight 
Story Hour Leader, Mrs. James L. Logcin Chorister, Rev. Claude W. White 
Junior Leader, Miss Flora Lloyd Pianist, Cleo Faucette 

Nearly five hundred cards and letters were sent during the year. 

In conclusion this writer wishes to express his sincere appreciation and gratitude 
for the wonderful privilege of serving the Mount Zion and the Yates Associations 
during the past five years. He can but look back on them as some of the happiest 
years of his life and an experience with which he would not part for any price. 

Floyd Rhodes, Jr., Associational Training Union Director. 



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Nominations — Officers of the Yates Baptist Training Union, 1949-1950 

Director: Rev. J. T. Lennon, pastor, Ephesus Baptist Church, Route No. 3, Chapel Hill, 
N. C. 

Associate Director: Mrs. Winfred Olive, Route No. 3, Box 176, Durham, N. C. 
Pastor-Adviser: Rev. Ernest Bailes, pastor, Braggtown Baptist Church. 
Secretary-Treasurer : Miss Janet Tarlton, Secretary, Edgemont Baptist Church, Durham. 
Defartment Leaders 

Adult: Rev. J. H. Knight, Route No. 4, Bethesda, Durham, N. C. 

Young People: Miss Virginia Highfill, Educational Director, Angier Avenue Bap- 
tist Church, Durham. 

Intermediate: Mrs. Marshall Long, Grace Baptist Church. 

Junior: Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Lowe's Grove Baptist Church, Route No. 3, 
Durham. 

Story Hour: Mrs. W. E. Byrd, Jr., First Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. 

Chorister: Rev. Claude White, West Durham Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. 

Pianist: Mrs. Robert Dunnagan, 2715 Chapel Hill Road, Temple Baptist Church, Dur- 
ham. 

Signed : 

H. G. Hammett, 
Claude White, 
Mrs. Winfred Olive. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT 



RECEIPTS 

Received from Churches. . 

Bethesda $ 20.00 

Edgemont 20.00 

Gorman 10.40 

First 25.00 

Immanuel 25.00 

Mt. Moriah 15.00 

Temple 45-87 

Watts St 10.00 

W. Durham 25.00 

Total $221.87 

Received from Baptist 

State Convention $ 1 65 .00 

Received from Churches for 

School of Missions 

Alston Ave $ 30.00 

Angier Ave 50.00 

Bethesda 40.00 

Butner 20.00 

Calvary 25.00 

Durham Memorial 30.00 

Ephesus 25.00 

First 50.00 

Gorman 40.00 

Grace 50.00 

Lakewood 40.00 

Lowe's Grove 35-oo 

Mt. Moriah 25.00 

Temple 50.00 

W. Durham 50.00 

Yates 40.00 

Total $600.00 

Received from R. O. Bradley 

for Subscriptions $ 33.50 

Edgemont Minute Fund $25.00 

Total Receipts $1,044.47 



EXPENDITURES 



Miss Marjorie Macey $200.00 

Miss Ella Sue Gravitte 5.00 

Miss Hannah Brurriitt 24.90 

Miss Dorothy Hartis 4.99 

B. C. Woodall Co 16.59 

Dunaway Printers 20.00 

Claude White — Stationery 15.00 

School of Missions 

Expenses of Missionaries $309.91 

Hotel Bill 208.00 

Cafeteria Bill 108.67 

Home Mission Board — 

Subscriptions $ 18.50 

Foreign Mission Board — 

Subscriptions $ 15.00 

Charles C. Smith, Clerk, Edgemont 

Minute Fund $ 25.00 

Bank Charges $ 5.50 

Total Expenditures $995.40 

Receipts $1,044.77 

Expenditures 995-40 

Balance $ 49.37 



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PROPOSED BUDGET 
As Adopted by the Executive Committee 



I. Operating 

1. Salaries 

Superintendent of Missions $3,600.00 

Clerk 100.00 

Summer Workers 400.00 

Employee's Retirement 160.00 

2. Office Expense 

Rent $ 384.00 

Telephone 125.00 

Postage 150.00 

Equipment and Supplies 400.00 

3. Other Expense 

Supt's Traveling Expense $ 600.00 

Supt's Home Allowance 400.00 

Convention Expense 100.00 

* Printing (Inc. Minutes) 600.00 

Incidentals 200.00 

II. Mission Program 

I.Sunday School $ 100.00 

2 . Training Union 100.00 

3. f Negro Work 400.00 

4. $ Associational Wide Projects 700.00 

Total Budget for year beginning October i $8,519.00 



Note: We will ask the State Board for $1,200 of this sum. 

* With this arrangement, the churches will not be asked for any special amount for 
Associational minutes as it will be taken care of in the regular contribution to the Associational 
Budget. 

,t This is to be a Cooperative Program with the Home Mission Board and the Negro 
Baptists of our associational area which will provide a Superintendent of Missions for the 
Negro churches. 

% This item is to care for simultaneous projects such as Schools of Missions, Enlargement 
Campaigns, etc. This will avoid having to ask the churches for any special contributions 
during the year. 

Your Finance Committee, after prayful consideration submits these suggested goals 
for each church. They are only suggestions for your approval. Of course each 
church has the right to reject entirely or revise these goals ^ however, it is hoped that 
each church will adopt a worthy goal. If you feel that the goal is too large, it is 
your privilege to decrease it. If you feel that your church could give more and will, 
it will balance off some of the other churches who cut theirs. 



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Annually 


Monthly 


Bells 


$ 150 


$12.50 


Berea 


. 150 


12.50 


Cedar Fork 


120 


10.00 


Alston Avenue . . . 


72 


6.00 


Angier Avenue . . . 


. 780 


65.00 


Bethesda 


480 


40.00 


Braggtown 


300 


25.00 


Cheek Heights . . . 


. 108 


9.00 


Durham Memorial . 


. 150 


12.50 


Edgemont 


• 540 


45.00 


Faith 


. 36 


3.00 


First 


, 1,080 


90.00 


Grace 


• 540 


45.00 


Guess Road 


72 


6.00 


Holloway Street . . . 


. 180 


15.00 


Immanuel 


• 48 


4.00 




150 


12.50 


Temple 


, .$ 780 


$65.00 





Annually 


Monthly 


Watts Street 


540 


45.00 


West Durham 


780 


65.00 


Yates 




25.00 




36 


3.00 






10.00 




300 


25.00 


Lowe's Grove .... 


300 


25.00 


Lystra 


120 


10.00 


Mt. Gilead 


120 


10.00 


Mt. Hermon .... 


. . 150 


12.50 


Mt. Moriah 


150 


12.50 


Mt. Pisgah 


. . 150 


12.50 


Olive Branch .... 


. . 150 


12.50 


Pleasant Hill 


36 


3.00 


Rose of Sharon . . 


. 150 


12.50 


Red Mountain , . . 


. 150 


12.50 


Calvary 


60 


5.00 



PROPOSED PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES 

As Recommended by the Executive Committee 

Annual Meetings 

Annual Association on Tuesday and Wednesday after 4th Sunday in October. 
Annual meeting- of the Woman's Missionary Union. 
Vacation Bible School Clinic. 

Presentation of the Sunday School w^ork by visitation to every church as pro- 
moted by the Sunday School Board. 

Monthly Meetings 

Ministers Conference — the committee recommends that ministers of the association 

hold monthly conferences. 
Associational Board — meeting- on the Associational night preceding the regular 

program. 

Associational Night — meeting on Thursday after the Third Sunday of each month. 
The First month in each quarter the program will be under the direction of the 
Associational Sunday School Superintendent. The Second month of the quarter 
a missions program will be under the direction of the Superintendent of Missions. 
The Associational Training Union Director will be in charge of the program for 
the Third month of the quarter. 

Simultaneous and Cooperative Projects: 

State Sunday School Clinic entertained by the Yates Association and held with the 

First Baptist Church, January 22-27, ^950' 
Associational Youth Rally in the late spring or summer. 
Simultaneous Evangelistic effort, April 9-16, 1950. 
Central Associational Revival in the Summer. 



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Suggested Activities for 1951: 

1. Southwide Simultaneous Revival in March. 

2. Training Union Enlargement Campaign or Deacon's School in the Fall. 

}<lote: It is hoped that these activities can be incorporated into Calendar giving 
the date, time, and place of each meeting, for local activities as well as State and 
Southern. If these calendars can be prepared they will be distributed to the leaders 
in the churches. 

REPORT OF W. M. U. SUPERINTENDENT 
November, 1948-September 30, 1949 

Number of churches in the Association 36 

Number with no W.M.U. organization i 

Number of new organizations: W.M.S i; G.A. 2j R.A, S.B. i. 

Total Number of organizations: W.M.S. 355 Y.W.A. 17 j G.A. 39; R.A. 235 S.B. 24. 

Total membership: W.M.S. 21005 Y.W.A. 1825 G.A. 398; R.A. 2245 S.B. 613. 

Total membership in all organizations 35^7 

Number of organizations observing seasons of prayer: 

Foreign Missions: W.M.S. 32; Y.P. 60. 

Home Missions: W.M.S. 335 Y.P. 74. 

State Missions: W.M.S. 275 Y. P. 66. 
Number of new tithers : W.M^.S. 385 Y.P. 625 Total 100. 
Total number of tithers: W.M.S. 766; Y.P. 339; Total 1105. 
Number of mission study classes: W.M.S. 845 Y.P. 145. 
Number enrolled in mission study classes: W.M.S. 1598. 

Average number engaged monthly in directed community missions: W.M.S. 1079; 
Y.P. 727. 

Gifts to Co-operative Program W.M.S. $17,383.63 

Y.P. 3,837.23 

Total gifts to Co-operative Program $21,220.86 

Gifts to special offerings W.M.S. $ 7,519.66 

Y.P. 1,641.23 

Total gifts to special offerings $ 9,160.89 

Total gifts to all causes $30,381.75 



Mrs. Byers' Address 

What a wonderful people you are! This morning for the first time, as a repre- 
sentative of the Woman's Missionary Union, I stand before the general assemblage of 
the Yates Association and look into the faces of those who are present. I see before 
me preachers and teachers, educational directors, ministrs of music, B.T.U. directors, 
deacons, W.M.U. officers, financial secretaries, leaders and members of the "body of 
Christ" in all phases of our denominational work. Truly you are His chosen ones. 
"Of His fullness have all ye received and grace for grace." I am aware as I have 
never been before that as long as the missionary principles of the teaching of Christ 
stand, there can be no separate woman's missionary union, but that all of us together 
form the missionary union of the church. The Woman's Missionary Union is but one 
arm. Oh, how we need the strong right arm of the manhood of our church enlisted 
in the study and the pusuit of missions that an informed membership in our churches 
may be able to look intelligently and compassionately upon a field that is white unto 
harvest! A young lady sat talking at dinner with a world-famous diplomat and 
discussed with him conditions in his homeland and throughout the world. "You must 
have traveled extensively," he remarked. "Oh no," she replied, "I am just a member 
of the Woman's Missionary Union back home." Miss Margaret Bruce, our southwide 
young people's leader says, "If we know, we will prayj if we pray, we will givej if 
we give, we will go. Therefore study to know." My plea is for a presentation of 
the needs of the world to the membership of our churches in a vivid, more forceful 
way than they have ever been presented before, that the manhood as well as the 
womanhood of our churches may really know. If we study to know we will have 
impressed upon our hearts the fact that the needs are critically urgent, that the world 
is filled with people who are disillusioned and hungry of heart. We will see the 
unparalleled opportunities and will realize the inescapable responsibilities that are ours. 
We will be impressed by the unenlightened ignorance, by the unconquered sin, by the 
uncomforted sorrow, and will seek to answer the needs of the world by sharing Christ 
with the people of the world. If we really know, we will pray, we will give, we will 
go. 

The W.M.U. theme for the new year is "Advancing with Christ Now." We 
appeal to you as leaders in the Yates Association to help make that advance possible. 
In the preparation of the budgets of the various churches may we keep in proper per- 
spective the needs of the world that they may not be overshadowed by the urgency 
of the needs at home. As a member of a Baptist church you are inescapably a member 
of a missionary union, and, as such, you cannot be satisfied as long as an average of 
only three cents out of every dollar reaches foreign mission fields. The need for 
"advance" you must admit, the urgency of the "now" you cannot deny, but it is the 
"with Christ" that makes our missionary effort worthwhile. Can we "advance now 
with Christ" without giving unselfishly, unstintingly of our best? 

Finally, if we would succeed as a missionary union, we must have faith in the work 
we are doing, faith in our influence, faith in the one who entrusted to us this task. 
As someone has said, "The adequacy of Christ is the guarantee of our endeavor." A 
young girl, one of our Margaret students, was informed of the death of her father 
upon the foreign mission field. As her tears flowed in the first agony of grief, a friend 



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remarked, "Today your father sees Christ as he could never see Him here in this 
world!" The girl dried her tears, and began to write her term paper, which she 
entitled "Christ Unlimited." It is the "Christ Unlimited" that gives us faith that in a 
world obsessed by darkness the morning light will break. 

" * I do believe the world is swinging toward the light' 

So spoke a soul on fire with holy flame, 

Amid the dark such faith pierced through the night. 

The dreamer wrought, and living fruitage came. 

"To give of self, and not to count the cost, 

To learn, to teach, to labor, and to pray, 

To serve like Christ the least, the last, the lost. 

These were the beacon fires that lit the way. 

"Our light grows dim; the air is thick with doom. 

And everywhere men's souls are crushed with fears. 

Yet high above the carnage and the gloom 

The call resounds across the teeming years, 

'Lift high Christ's cross! Serve God and trust His might. 

I do believe the world is swinging toward the light.' " 

(Mrs. W. V.) Carolyn M. Byers. 

PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST SESSION, 
YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION W.M.U. 

The first session of the Yates Baptist Association W.M.U. was held at the Bethesda 
Baptist Church, on Friday, April 22, beginning at 10:00 o'clock, Mrs. Walton V. Byers, 
the superintendent, presiding. 

The meeting was opened with the hymn for the year, "O For a Thousand Tongues 
to Sing," and the three Watchwords were repeated in unison. 

Mrs. H. G. Hammett, sperintendent of the Raleigh Division, led the devotional, 
using John 3:16. She spoke of the dijfferent gods that were worshiped in ancient times 
but none of them loved the worshipers. Only the true God loved enough to give His 
own Son to save the world He loved. 

A double quartette from the First Baptist Church rendered a beautiful selection, 
"God So Loved the World." 

Mrs. John H. Knight, wife of the pastor of the hostess church, gave the welcome 
address, and Mrs. J. H. Fulghum of Edgemont Church responded. 

Mrs. C. L. Haywood, who was the first superintendent of the Mt. Zion Association 
spoke on the life of Matthew T. Yates, for whom this Association was named. 

Lowe's Grove and Watts Street societies were recognized as having been A-i in 
1948. The only two societies to attain this distinction. 

Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Community Missions Chairmen, introduced Rev. Klein Parks 
Secretary of Baptist Student Union at Duke University who spoke on her report. He 
told interestingly of his work there. 

Miss Cora Lee Cannon spoke for Mrs. Clarence T. Poe, Stewardship Chairman. 
She brought a stewardship message using posters to more effectively point out the 
meaning of true stewardship. Mrs. Bessie H. Hilliard, Mission Study Chairman, in 
her report described Mission Study as the windows through which W.M.U. sees the 



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world and its mission needs. Mrs. J. M. Bullock, Literature Chairman, used several 
ladies to represent the different periodicals of the W.M.U. showing their importance 
in the work of the Union. 

Miss Hilda Mayo, State Young People's Leader, spoke on the urgency of making 
Christ known. She told especially of her visit to the River Front mission in New 
Orleans. A solo, "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth," sung by Mrs. C. S. Sullivan 
with Miss Jean Bowman, accompanist was greatly enjoyed. 

Mrs. Byers introduced Miss Minnie Berry, a missionary to the mountain people 
of Alabama, who brought the main address of the morning. In introducing Miss 
Berry, Mrs. Byers spoke of her as one who wears golden sandals and where she 
walks the land is healed and the little lambs are brought to God. 

The closing prayer was led by Rev. Oren Bradley and the Association adjourned for 
lunch which was prepared and served by the women of Bethesda Church. 

The afternoon session was opened with the hymn, "Christ for the World We Sing" 
and the devotional was led by Mrs. W. Bryant Carr, wife of the pastor of Edgemont 
Church. Her scripture was Psalm 145: 12, the Watchword for the year. 

Mrs. C. H. Walton, Associational Young People's Leader, and Harry Byrd, Royal 
Ambassador Counselor, were in charge of the next part of the program. The speakers 
were Miss Jean Randolph, who spoke for the Girl's Auxiliary, Miss Lellon Garden, 
who spoke for the Young Woman's Auxiliary, Mason Wilkins and Tommy Roberts, 
who spoke for the Royal Ambassadors. They each spoke on what the organization had 
meant to them. 

Miss Hilda Mayo spoke on "Training for Service" through the Margaret Fund and 
the W.M.U. Training School. 

Mrs. Chas. D. Faucette, Asso-Supt. was in charge of a memorial service for those 
who have been called to higher service during the year. As each name was called 
Mrs. B. A. Hayes placed a white carnation on a wreath. The wreath was sent to Mt. 
Pisgah Church and placed on a marker there honoring Matthew T. Yates. 

The committees appointed for the day made their reports. Mrs. Carl Bishop read 
resolutions of appreciation. Mrs. B. A. Hayes reported for Time and Place. Mrs. S. 
E. Dennis who was in charge of registration reported an attendance of two hundred 
sixty-five with twenty-seven of the thirty-five churches represented. 

Mrs. C. L. Haywood presented the Association with a copy of the book, "The Life 
of Matthew T. Yates" which was greatly appreciated. 

Mrs. J. T. Craig read the report of the nominating committee and Mrs. J. M. 
Cheek was in charge of the installation service. Rev. John H. Knight, pastor of the 
hostess church brought the closing meditation. 

Report of Superintendent 
Making Him Known Through Our Association 
It is with abundant joy in our hearts that we have served during these several 
months as your superintendent. When God calls and we answer, we find that somehow 
the weak vessel becomes adequate to His use, and the empty cup is filled to overflowing. 
Paul wrote with an understanding heart when he said, "When am weak then am I 
strong." As the Lord spoke to him and said, "My grace is sufficient for thee, for my 
strength is made perfect in weakness," so He speaks to you and me as we enter together 
upon the work of our Association. 



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There are, as you perhaps know, thirty-five churches in the Yates Association. Of 
this number all except one have at least one missionary organization. There are 
thirty-four Woman's Missionary Societies and one hundred and three Young People's 
Organizations, five of vi^hich are new. The total membership of the Woman's Mis- 
sionary Societies are 2048, of the young people 1396, with a grand total of the W.M.U. 
of the Yates Association of 3444 members. 

The opportunities of Making Him Known through our Association is manifold. As 
we reach out with our prayers, with our gifts, with our ministries, even to the uttermost 
parts of the earth, we find that by so doing we are fitting ourselves in to God's great 
plan for our lives that His kingdom may come and His will be done on the earth as it 
is done in heaven. This is our golden opportunity of fulfilling our mission, of living 
as He would have us live. 

In the hush of the early morning three women stood on the eastern slope of a 
hillside and watched the sunrise. As the first golden shafts of light streamed across 
the horizon, they stretched out eager hands and caught the golden sunbeams, which 
somehow turned to golden treasure in their grasp. One clad in shining raiment stood 
beside them saying, "As ye have received, go 5 and when the evening sun is setting, 
meet me on the other side of the mountain." With eager feet and heart Maurya fled 
down the hillside, into the village, and turned into her own little home. Placing the 
treasure upon a table, she called all the members of her household to come and see. 
As in their eagerness they crowded around the table, the treasure seemed to vanish and 
the room to be filled with a golden glow. People passing by the house in the street 
outside were amazed and cried out, "Behold a house with golden windows!" 

Aurethia walked slowly down the mountainside with the wonder of morning on 
her countenance and in her heart. Turning into a little garden, as she looked sadly at 
the weeds that were growing there, her gaze fell upon a cluster of bleeding-hearts 
growing in a wooded dell. Laying aside her treasure she knelt beside the fragile flowers 
and touched them with her gentle fingers. Suddenly she was aware of a fragrance that 
filled the air. Turning, she saw that the treasure had vanished and that beside the 
bleeding-hearts, there had sprung up lilies with calyxes of gold. 

Eliama walked upon the mountain top with the glory of the sun shining down 
upon her. Holding close against her heart her treasure, with face uplifted to the 
blue of the sky above, she walked j and a deep joy filled her inmost being. Suddenly 
there came upon her ears the sound of bleating, and looking down into the deep ravine, 
she caught sight of a tiny lamb held fast in the bushes. Still clutching her treasure, 
Eliama sought to climb down to the lamb, but her sandals were torn by the rocks and 
her feet were bleeding ere she reached him. There, in order to free the lamb, she laid 
down her treasure; and in turning to take the lamb in her arms, her foot touched the 
golden treasure, which rolled into the deep chasm below. Eliama climbed again to the 
top carrying the lamb close against her heart. Looking down she saw that her feet were 
clad in golden sandals. 

In the evening as the sun was setting, three women gathered on the western slope 
of the mountain. As the sun sank in all its splendor there stood beside them one clad 
in shining raiment and wearing a crown of gold. The three women knelt in awe 
before him as they held out empty hands. "We have come" they said, "but without 
any treasure." 

"Without any treasure?" replied the shining one, "Open your eyes and look!" 



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They turned their heads and looked. Lo, in the village where there had been one 
cottage with shining windows, there were hundreds of homes with golden windows. 
Again the voice said, "Look" and lo, where there had been one cluster of lilies with 
calyxes of gold, the valley was full of them, and where weeds and brambles had been 
flowers had sprung up. 

"Look!" said the voice a third time. And as they looked, behold the land had been 
healed, the ravine had disappeared, and where the golden sandals had walked were 
children singing, "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth 
glad tidings, that publisheth peace." And the voice said, "Behold thy gifts! Arise, 
shine, for thy light has truly come." 

You and I stand upon the eastern slope of the hillside. The treasure is ours. 
What shall we do with it to make Him known through our Association? Your heart 
and mine must answer. 

"He giveth more grace as the burdens grow greater, 

He giveth more strength as the labors increase. 

To added affliction He addeth His mercy, 

And to multiplied sorrows He multiplies peace. 

When we have reached the end of endurance. 

When our strength has failed ere the day is half done, 

When we reach the end of our human resources. 

Our Father's full giving is only begun. 

His love has no limit. His grace has no measure. 

His power no boundary known unto men. 

For out of His infinite riches in Jesus, 

He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again." — Anon. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Walton V. Byers, Suferintendent, 

Report of the Young People's Leader 

That the world may know through our young people, we need to realize the 
responsibility of training our young people in Christian service. Until we understand 
the value of a child in the eyes of Jesus we are far from the Kingdom. Children who 
learn to love Jesus will be the leaders of the world tomorrow. We can do much in our 
Young People's Auxiliaries to encourage and train our young people. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. C. H. Walton, 

Young Peofle^s Leader. 

Time and Place 

The committee on time and place, report that the Woman's Missionary Society of 
Watts Street Baptist Church extends an invitation to the Woman's Missionary Union of 
the Yates Association to hold its annual session with them in 1950. Group No. i, Mrs, 
Wayland A. Godwin, Group Leader, will be hostess. The time will be set by the 
State W.M.U. office in Raleigh at a later date. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. B. a. Hayes, Chairman 
Mrs. W. a. Godwin, 
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Resolutions of AppREaATioN 
Be it Resolved that we, the W.M.U. of the Yates Baptist Association, in its First 
Annual Session at Bethesda Baptist Church, make expression of our grateful apprecia- 
tion to: Mrs. W. V. Byers, our Superintendent, and other officers for planning and 
executing this splendid program. 

To our speakers who brought such inspiring and challenging messages. 
To the musicians who thrilled our souls with song. And to the hostess church for 
her gracious hospitality in the use of her lovely building, for the fragrant flowers, 
the delicious lunch which was prepared and served by her own members, and for the 
numerous comforts provided for us this day. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Carl. M. Bishop, Chairman^ 
Mrs. Frank Shipp, 
Mrs. Hubert Green, 
Miss Bessie Strange, 
Committee. 

Report of the Nominating Committee 

We, the Nominating Committee of the group of churches having withdrawn from 
the Mt. Zion Association, and forming the Matthew T. Yates Association, have ob- 
tained the following officers for your approval (some having served in their capacities 
since the organizational meeting in November 1948), along with those we now offer 
for the coming year: 

Suferintendent : Mrs. Walton V. Byers, 17 15 W. Pettigrew St., Durham. 

Asso-Suferintendent: Mrs. Chas. D. Faucette, 1307 Dollar Ave., Durham. 

Secretary-Treasurer: Mrs. John L. Murrell, 612 Shepherd St., Durham. 

Young Peofle^s Director: Mrs. Clarence H. Walton, 710 Jackson St., Durham. 

Royal Ambassador Counselor: Mr. Harry Byrd, Apex, Rt. No. 3. 

Community Missions Chairman: Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, 2112 Block St., Durham. 

Mission Study Chairman: Mrs. W. L. Alford, 217 N. Briggs Ave., Durham. 

Stewardship Chairman: Mrs. S. E. Dennis, 3405 Hillsboro Rd., Durham. 

Literature Chairman: Mrs. Troy Mize, 201 W. Markam Ave., Durham. 

Margaret Fund and Training School Chairman: Mrs. John H. Knight, Durham, 
Route No. 4. 

Historian: Mrs. E. Clyde Johnson, loii Minerva Ave., Durham. 

Group Leaders: Group I — Mrs. Wayland A. Godwin, Durham, Rt. No. 25 Group 
II — Mrs. Percy Horton, Durham, Rt. No. ij Group III — Mrs, E. T. Newton, 1515 
Hermitage Court, Durham; Group IV — Mrs. C. N. Royal, 301 N. Driver Ave., Dur- 
ham. 

1^' Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. John T. Craig, Chairman^ 

Mrs. Eustace Markham, 

Mrs. J. T. Hall, 

Mrs. L. L. Gardner, 

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Installation of Officers 

Mrs. J. M. Cheek, in charge of the installation service 
"Consecrate me now to Thy service^ Lord^ by the foiver of grace divine ^ Let my 
soul look up with a steadfast hope and my will he lost in Thine." 

Submission to God's will and a desire to serve must be the purpose of each and 
every one who call themselves Christians, but especially does this apply to those chosen 
as you have been to lead the membership of this Association by precept and example 
to higher spiritual living and greater achievement during the coming year. 

We read it is required of a steward that he be faithful — I, therefore, charge you 
that you be faithful in the work whereunto you have put your hand. That you deport 
yourselves at all times as to bring honor to the organization that has set you apart 
as leaders. 

In order to do this strength and wisdom must be given — It will not come from with- 
in but from above — Proverbs: 2:6, tells us "For the Lord giveth wisdom, out of 
His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding." James 1:5, says: "If any of you 
lack wisdom let him ask of God who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, 
and it shall be given him." 

Let nothing be too great to attempt, for with St. Paul you can say, "I can do all 
things through Christ, who strengtheneth me." 

To you who have chosen these officers, I ask you to receive them, remembering 
they will succeed or fail in the measure in which you cooperate or refuse to help 
them. Give them your prayers, hold you their hands and together great things will 
be accomplished in this Association during the coming year. And may we all so 
live in this world that in the world to come we may have life everlasting. 

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF BELLS BAPTIST CHURCH 

In the year, 1815, Bells Baptist Church, whis is now located at Apex, Rt. 3, 
received its charter. The church was first known as Lassiter's Meeting House; later 
it was called Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. It later became affiliated with the 
Mount Zion Association, though the record of that date is not available. Messengers 
from Bells to an association meeting held at Cedar Fork in 1836, though that associa- 
tion was not the Mount Zion, as this association was not organized until 1870, were 
W. T. Horton and W. L. Pope. 

The name and date of service are not known of any pastor prior to 1886, when 
J. C. Wilson served from 1886 to 1890. From those dates the list of pastors is long, 
and all of their names cannot be given here for lack of space available in these 
Minutes, but a short list shows some splendid men of God, such as: W. A. Smith, 
1893, and 1894J C. A. Upchurch, 1899-1901; J. C. Hocutt, a name very dear to 
many in this section, 1902-19 14; W. S. Olive, 191 2; H. G. Dirsett, still living, 1920- 
22; G. T. Mills, 1929-43; K. E. Bryant, 1944-47, and, the present pastor, David Poe, 
1948 and 1949. 

Three churches have been built upon the church site. The records of the first 
church are not available, however the second church was built in 19 10. She was a 
wooden structure and had a seating capacity of 300. The church property in 1920 
was valued at $3000.00. 

The Mount Zion Association held its annual meeting at Bells Baptist Church in 



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1 910. W. C. Barrett was the moderator j C. P. Norris was the clerk, and J. W. 
Lynch was the preacher of the Annual Sermon. 

The church in conference March 23, 1939, appointed Troy Howard, J. V. Horton, 
W. E. Sexton, A. A. Johnson, and Mrs. J. M. Cochran to see the membership of the 
church to solicit funds for a new church. 

On October 27, 1940, plans were discussed for raising funds for a new church. The 
following were appointed as a committee: L. W. Holleman, John Horton, Pittman 
Harward, and Mrs. Lois Harward. 

On April 26, 1942, the church voted to purchase War Bonds with the money that 
was in the building fund. 

On December 10, 1944, the building committee was appointed for the new church 
that was to be constructed. The members of the commitee were J. E. Lasater, Ray 
Fearrington, Eustace Horton, Mrs. R. G. Beckwith, Mrs. Jessie Cochran, and Mr. O. 
M. Page of Raleigh was selected to draw the plans for the church. 

On September 3, 1945, the ground breaking service was held. A large portion 
of the church participated in the service. The work has progressed steadily under 
the leadership of the building committee. On March 21, 1948, the church approved 
a committee composed of Eustace Horton, Troy Howard, and J. J. Fearrington to 
dispose of the church building erected in 19 10. The committee disposed of the old 
church. 

After the committee disposed of the old church, services were held in Bells School 
until the school was destroyed by fire on August 17, 1949. Services were held for the 
first time in the new building on August 21, 1949. 

For 1949 the church adopted the Unified Budget System. At the present time 
Sunday School services are held each Sunday morning, and the morning worship 
service is held each first and third Sunday mornings at 1 1 A.M. 

On October 2, 1949, the church building was officially opened and Homecoming 
Day was observed. Dr. D. B. Bryan, Dean of Wake Forest College, was the prin- 
cipal speaker for the morning service. Rev. Garland Hendricks, pastor of the Olive 
Chapel Baptist Church, pronounced the benediction. 



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THE MINUTE FUND 



Minutes 

Churches Money Sent Wanted 



Bells 


$ IQ.CO 


CO 


Berea 


5.85 


15 


Butner 


1.95 


5 


Cedar Fork 


1 1.6c 


1 c 


Alston Avenue 


A. 00 


I I 


Angier Avenue 


20.2 ? 


75 


Bethesda 


19.50 


50 


Brag'g'town 


20.00 


c I 


Calvary 


5.85 


15 


Cheek Heights 


9.75 


25 


Durham Memorial 


. . . 10.00 


25 


Edgemont . . . 


2 COO 


64 


Faith 


Q.7T 


25 


First 


to. 00 


100 


Grace 


19.50 


50 


Guess Road 


15.00 


40 


Holloway Street 


3.90 


10 


Immanuel 


3.90 


10 


Lakewood 


10. "^Q 


26 


Temple 


27.30 


70 


Watts Street 


15.00 


38 


West Durham 


15.00 


38 


Yates 


15.00 


38 


Ebenezer 


2.34 


6 




3.12 


8 


Gorman 


9.75 


25 


Lowe's Grove 


8.00 


21 


Lystra 


7.00 


18 


Mt. Gilead 


4.00 


10 


Mt. Hermon 


11.70 


30 


Mt. Morlah 


7.80 


20 


Mt. Pisgah 


1 1.70 


30 




... 5.85 


15 


Pleasant Hill 


, . 2.00 


6 


Red Mountain 


8.00 


21 


Roberson's Grove 


, . 6.00 


15 


Rose of Sharon .... 


3.95 


10 




$431.20 


1 106 



church Directories 



ORDAINED MINISTERS HOLDING MEMBERSHIP IN THE 
CHURCHES OF THE YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Name 



Chuech 



Work 



Anderson, H. B 

Anderson, J. Harold . . 
Andrews, Wallace 0. . . 

Bailes, Ernest W 

Boney, L. B 

Basden, H. S 

Bradley, Oren 

Bridgers, Leo T 

Butler, W. H., Jr 

Byrd, C. E 

Calloway, Tucker N. . . 

Carr, W. Bryant 

Carr, Warren T 

Cheek, Leon C 

Collins, Trela D 

Cox, Truett 

Cox, R. E 

Dalehite, R. H 

Edwards, John T 

Gardner, Robert G. . . . 

Gitlin, Immanuel 

Green, C. Sylvester.. . 

Hall, W. G 

Hammett, Horace G. . 
Hendricks, Garland A. 

Holt, R. L 

Kendrick, R. G 

Knight, C. S 

Knight, John H 

Lee, L. C 

Lennon, John T 

Lipe, G. Fred 

Marshall, F. H 

Morris, B. E 

Nichols, H. L 

Pearce, J. Winston . . . 

Parks, Klein 

Riggs, 0. L 

Royal, C. N 

Scott, W. L 

Scott, M.Fred, Jr.... 

Sears, K. C 

Shackelford, B. M. . . . 

Smith, Charles C 

Stone, H. W 

Teel, Z. B 

White, Claude 

Young, Franklin W. . . 



Durham 

Durham, Rt. 3 

Durham, Box 1409. 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham, Rt. 3 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Apex, Rt. 3 

Japan 

Durham 

Durham 

Chapel Hill 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham, Rt. 5 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham. , 

Durham 

Apex, Rt. 3 

Durham, Rt. 1 

Durham 

Durham, Rt. 3 

Durham, Rt. 4 

Durham 

Durham, Rt. 1 

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Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 



Grace 

Lowe's Grove 

Durham Memorial. 

Braggtown 

Temple 

Alston Avenue 

Braggtown 

Angier Avenue .... 

Temple 

Mount Pisgah 

First 

Edgemont 

Watts Street 

Lystra 

Lakewood 

Yates 

Watts Street 

Faith 

Gorman 

First 

Watts Street 

Watts Street 

Angier Avenue 

Temple 

Olive Chapel 

Cedar Fork 

Watts Street 

Berea 

Bethesda 

Angier Avenue 

Ephesus 

Olive Branch 

Immanuel 

West Durham 

Olive Branch 

First 

First 

First 

Angier Avenue .... 

Rose of Sharon 

Cheek Heights 

Mount Pisgah 

Temple 

First 

First 

Holloway Street . . . 

West Durham 

Watts Street 



Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Inactive 

Pastor 

Assn'l Missionary 
Pastor 
Student 
Pastor 



Pastor 

Pastor 

Inactive 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Student 

Student 

Editor 

Emeritus 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Inactive 

Pastor 

Student Secretary 

Retired 

Pastor 

Inactive 

Pastor 

Retired 

Student 

Retired 

Retired 

Pastor 

Educational Director 
Editor 



MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 



Name 



Addbess 



Chuhch 



Work 



Ferrell, Norman. 
Sally, Aubrey. . . 



Louisville, Ky. . . 
Quakertown, Pa. 



West Durham . 
Durham, First. 



Student 
Student 



CHOIR AND MUSIC DIRECTORS OR LEADERS 



Church 



Berea 

♦Butner 

Cedar Fork 

Durham, Alston Avenue . . 

" Angier Avenue 

" Bethesda 

" Braggtown 

" Calvary 

" Cheek Heights 

" Durham Memorial . 

" Edgemont 

" Faith 

" First 

" Grace 

" Guess Road 

" Holloway Street .. . 

" Immanuel 

" Lake wood 

" Temple 

" Watts Street 

" West Durham 

" Yates 

Ebenezer 

Ephesus 

Gorman 

Lowe's Grove 

Lystra 

Mount Gilead 

" Hermon 

" Moriah 

" Pisgah 

*01ive Branch 

" Chapel 

Pleasant Hill 

Red Mountain 

Roberson's Grove 

Rose of Sharon 



Name 

Mrs. R. G. Beckwith. . . 

Genie Shepherd 

Mrs. W. E. Bullock.... 

M. C. Walton 

C. C. Williams 

Mrs. Hubert T. Woods. 

Mrs. A. H. Best 

Dr. K. S. Shepherd.... 

Joe Scott 

Mrs. M. F. Scott, Jr. . . 
F. E. Southerland Jr. . . 
Mrs. A. OdeU Barbee.. 
Mrs. R. H. Dalehite... 
T. Jackson Brumit. . . . 



Mrs. J. B. McDonald. 

Ralph Goins 

Mrs. D. B. Oakley.... 
Mrs. Kate J. Dobbs. . 
Mrs. Kate J. Dobbs . . 
Miss Betty Engleman. 

L. W. Hughes 

Miss Flora Lloyd 

Ollie Ball 

Gordon M. Pope 

Mrs. R. T. Strange. . . 

D. G. O'Neal 

Leon C. Cheek 

Mrs. R. E. Ward 

0. A. Couch 

Leon Jones 

Miss Lucille Horton . . 
Morris Currin 



Miss Lina Holleman . 



Mrs. Lukie Hall. 
W. W. Scott.... 



Address 

Apex, Rt. 2 
Durham, Rt. 3 
Butner 

Morrisville, Rt. 1 
Homewood Ave., Durham 
1702 -Shawnee St., Durham 
Durham, Rt. 4 
2703 Williams St., Durham 
406 Loftm St., Durham 
826 N. Hardee St., Durham 
202 Hoover Rd., Durham 
1201 Holloway St., Durham 
2112 Block St., Durham 
Durham 

Durham 

1201 Eva St., Durham 
Durham, Rt. 1 
Durham 
Durham 

Watts St. Church, Durham 

2601 Hillsboro Rd., Durham 

2818 Chapel HiU Rd., Durham 

2627 Lawndale Ave., Durham 

Durham, Rt. 1 

2807 Geer St., Durham 

Durham 

Chapel Hill, Rt. 3. 
Pittsboro, Rt. 1 
Durham, Rt. 1 
Durham, Rt. 1 
Apex, Rt. 3 
Durham, Rt. 4 

Pittsboro, Rt. 1 

Durham, Rt. 6 

Rose of Sharon Rd., Durham 



*Joined the Association, 1949. 

STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 



Namb 

Canston, John 

Carlton, John 

Ferrell, Norman 

FerreU, Edgar E 

Gardner, Robert G 

Hammett, Orion 

Hockaday, D. W 

Knott, Lawrence , 

Norville, Charles K 

O'Briant, Clarence 

Pickett, Billie 

Sally, Aubrey 

Stone, J. R., Jr 

Travis, Robert Felts. . . 

Wicker, Max 

Wilder, Jack 

Wilkerson, Ernest 



Church 

Watts Street 

Durham, First 

Calvary 

Yates 

Durham, First 

Temple 

Durham, First 

Grace 

Mount Hermon 

Braggtown 

Angier Avenue 

Durham, First 

Watts Street 

Bethesda 

Watts Street 

Bethesda 

Durham, First 



School 



Duke University 
Duke University 
Louisville Seminary 
Mars Hill 
Duke University 
Furman University 
Duke University 
Wake Forest 

Union Theological Seminary 
Wake Forest 
Wake Forest 

Work in Hospitals in Pennsylvania 

Duke University 

Wake Forest 

Duke University 

S. W. Seminary 

Duke University 



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j^OC^TlON OF DU^ 

ANGIER AVH^E— Angier Avenue at 
Driver 

CHEEK HEIGHTS— Hardee St. (off 
the Qsford highway two miles 
from Durham city limits} 
DURHAM MEMORIAL— Wake Forest Rd^ 
EDGEMONT — East f&in Street. 
PIRST— <31eveland St. et 
Chapel Hill Street. 
GRACE— Itogum St. & Trinity. 
GUESS ROAD— 2412 Guess Rd. 
HOLLOWAT STREET— Holloway 
St. at Alma Street. 
IMMANUEL— Hillsboro Rd. at 
the Cole Mill Road. 
LAKEWOOD— 2100 Chapel Hill 
Road. 

TEMPLE— West Chapel Hill 
St. at Shepherd. 
WATTS STREET— Watts St, 
at Urban Avenue. 
WEST DURHAM— 2601 Hill- 
sboro Road. 

lATES— 2819 Chapel Hillj 
Road. 

CALVARY— 102 Lynn Rd. I 
(off the new Ralei^ 
hi^bway two miles 
from city limits) 

CHURCHES BI COUNTIES 
Wake 1 
Granville 1 
Orange 2 
Chatham 5 
Durham 29 



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as of 

November 1, 19^9 



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Second Session, 1930 



Held with the Lowe's Grove Baptist Church, Durham County and the 
Temple Baptist Church, Durham, October 24 and 25. 

The next annual session will be held with the Edgemont Baptist Church, 
on Tuesday, October 30; and the Red Mountain Baptist Church, on 
Wednesday, October 31, 1951. 



Second Annual Session 



The Yates 
Baptist Association 



north carolina 

Second Session 

HELD WITH 

THE LOWE'S GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, DURHAM COUNTY 
AND THE TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, DURHAM 

October 24 and 25 

1950 



The next annual session will be held with the Edgemont Baptist 
Church, on Tuesday, October 305 and the Red Mountain 
Baptist Church, Roug-emont, on Wednesday, October 31, 1951 



Contents 



PAGE 

Directory of the Association 5 

Registered Messengers and Visitors 6—8 

Constitution 9—1 2 

Rules of Order 13 

Important Notices 14 

Proceedings 1 5—26 

Report Section 20—26 

The Association and the Baptist Council. 27 

Treasurer's Report 21 

Proposed Budget for 1951 22 

W.M.U. Convention 39~45 

Our Dead 46 

Church Directories 49? 50 

Statistical Tables 52-58 



REV. WILBUR GRAHAM HALL 



To Whose Memory this Volume of the 
Minutes is Gratefully Dedicated by Vote 
of the Association 

Born in Cumberland County, North Carolina in 1876. 
Departed this life August 8, 1950 at Durham, North 
Carolina. Buried at Fayetteville, North Carohna. A 
faithful pastf^r for more than fifty years. He was pastor 
of Angier Avenue Baptist Church for eighteen years. 
Moderator of Mount Zion Association for six years. Indeed 
he was a pastor beloved. 



DIRECTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION 



OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION 



Rev. John H. Knight, Moderator Durham 

Mr. Robert D. Holleman, Vice-Moderator Durham 

Mr. James P. Morgan, Clerk Durham 

Mr. O. a. Johnson, Treasurer Durham 

Rev. Charles C. Smith, Historian Durham 



ASSOCIATION BOARD 

The Association Board replaces the Executive Committee and is comprised of the 
Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, the Association Sunday School Super- 
intendent, the Association Director of the Training Union, the Association W. M. U. 
Superintendent, each active Pastor in the Association and one lay member from each 
church. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Program Committee: H. B. Anderson, Chairman j E. Weldon Johnson, Lester C. Wil- 
liams, Warren T. Carr, J. L. Scott. 

Extension Committee: B. E. Morris, Chairman j W. O. Andrews, J. Winston Pearce, 
John H. Knight, G. Fred Lipe, Willis Bennett, J. Frank K. Marshall, A. F. Gibson, 
S. M. Greene. 

Missions Committee: W. Bryant Carr, Chairman 5 Charles A. Maddry, Frank Chance, 
J. P. Whitfield, Robert D. Holleman. 

Committee on Evangelism: H. B. Anderson, Chairman j Oren Bradley, John T. Edwards, 
M. Fred Scott, Jr., J. J. Thornton, W. B. Carr, Calvin Knight. 

'Nominating Committee: M. Fred Scott, Jr., Chairman j Z. B. Teel, Harvey Holt. 

Activities Committee: J. Winston Pearce, Chairman 5 J. N. Jones, Leo T. Bridgers, 
John H. Knight, Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Claude W. White, W. B. Carr, Mrs. 
W. V. Byers. 

Finance Committee: O. A. Johnson, Chairman; John T. Lennon, P. C. Herndon, E. L. 
Kincaid, C. S. Norville. 

Orfhanage Representative : Rev. C. N. Royal. 

Biblical Recorder Representative : Rev. Leo T. Bridgers. 

Hospital Representative : J. Cleo Faucette. 

ASSOCIATION AUXILIARIES 

Officers of the W.M.U. Convention 



Mrs. Walter V. Byers, Superintendent Durham 

Mrs. Charles D. Faucette, Associate Superintendent Durham 

Mrs. J. L. Logan, Young People's Leader Durham 

AssoaATioN Sunday School Superintendent 
Rev. Claude W. White, Superintendent Durham 



Registered Messengers and Visitors 



Bells — None registered from this church. 
Berea — Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Cooke. 

Butner — Pastor, Clyde F. Melton — None others registered. 

Cedar Fork — Mrs. Joe Shipp, Mrs. J. L. Colclough, Mrs. E. A. King, Mrs. J. R. 

Green, Mrs. W. B. Markhain, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Page 
Alston Avenue — Mrs H. A. Basden, Mrs. W. A. O'Neal, Mrs. Roy Hilliard, Mrs. 

Bessie Currin, Mrs. C. C. Williams, Mrs. R. L. Jackson. 
Angler Avenue — Mrs. Harrell B. Perry, Miss Ola Morris, Mrs. Fay Crabtree, Mrs. 

W. B. Fonville, L. E. Vickers, Wm. Crutchfield, Mrs. Dora Keith, Mrs. A. B. 

Carson, Mrs. Isla Pollard, Miss Jessie Stubbs, Mrs. E. M. Lowe, Mrs. J. W. 

Lawrence. 

Bethesda — Mrs. John H. Knight, Mrs. John Ausley, Mrs. Cline Haas, R. P. Hight, 

Mrs. Floyd Jones, Floyd Jeffreys, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Upchurch, D. J. Booth, Mrs. 

Roy Richards, E. P. Thomas. 
Braggtown — R. B. Todd, Mrs. T. T. Frazier, Mrs. R. C. Berry, Mrs. H. C. Tilley, 

Mrs. J. L. Blanchard, Mrs. A. G. Booth, R. Oren Bradley, R. D. HoUeman, Mrs. 

J. D. Boone. 

Calvary — Mrs. J. R. Joyner, Mrs. James Lloyd, R. P. Harris, W. L. Tinnin, Mrs. 
Coy Watson. 

Cheek Heights— Mrs. M. F. Scott, Jr., Mrs. A. L. Gilbert, Mrs. W. T. Seals. 

Durham Memorial — Mrs. J. L. Allen, Mrs. Sarah Price, Mrs. Ida Hamlin, Mrs. Lennie 

A. Lee, Mrs. Dorothy Rhodes, Mrs. W. O. Andrews, H. G. Holt, Mrs. Vera FerrelL 
Edgemont — Miss Janet Tarlton, Mrs. Ethel Fulghum, Mrs. Paul Jones, P. C. Herndon, 

Mrs. P. J. Kouse, Mrs. P. C. Herndon, Mrs. H. H. Williams, Mrs. Odell Barbee, 

O. A. Johnson. 

Faith — W. A. Mitchell, Mrs. Thomas Tutor, Mrs. L. H. Mitchell, Mrs. Lillie Mitchell, 
Mrs. W. A. Mitchell. 

First — Mrs. S. F. Griffitts, Mrs. Lena Pleasants, Mrs. E. T. Newton, B. W. Rogers, 
Mrs. Lester Williams, Mrs. D. R. Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Howerton, Mrs. 
W. J. Broadwell, W. H. Moore, Mrs. Henry Perkins, Jas. P. Morgan, O. L. Riggs, 
Mrs. C. L. Haywood, Miss Mary E. Hall, E. R. Green, Charles C. Smith. 

Grace — Mrs. V. C. Jones, Mrs. H. B. Anderson, Mrs. W. W. Edwards, Miss Doris 
Palmer, Mrs. G. C. Truesdale, Mrs. C. H. Wells, Miss Margaret Wells, A. B. 
Smart, Mrs. L. L. Fogleman, Mrs. G. T. Keene, Mrs. A. C. Brantley, Mrs. J. P. 
Andrews. 

Grey Stone — Mrs. R. L. Parker, Mrs. M. V. Byers, Claude W. White, Mrs. John 
Martin, Mrs. James Hardin, Mrs. B. E. Morris, Blennie Andrews, Miss Cora Lee 
Cannon, R. L. Parker. 

Guess Road — Miss Georgia Newton, Mrs. George A. Foss, W. T. Couch, J. O. Cansler, 
John Imrie, Mrs. O. F. Harris, Mrs. J. C. Dodson, Mrs. William Newton. 



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Holloway Street— E. B. Strickland, Mrs. D. P. O'Brient, Mrs. Z. B. Teel, Mr. and 

Mrs. M. F. Johnson, Mrs. C. P. Fogleman. 
Immanuel— Mrs. N. E. Whitfield, Mrs. I. H. Porterfield, Mrs. E. E. Cross, Mrs. C. L. 

Livingstone, Mrs. B. G. Roberts, Mrs. A. V. Myers, Mrs. Daisy Moore, Mrs. A. 

W. Scoggins, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Fletcher, Mrs. E. O. Hobby, Mrs. O. K. Herndon. 
Lakewood — Mrs. Annie W. Cheek, Mrs. J. E. Hughes, Mrs. J. C. Myrick, Mrs. S. C. 

Rigsbee, Mrs. G. W. Crabtree, Mrs. Cora Umstead Jacobs, Mrs. Foye Ward. 
Maryland Avenue — Mrs. C. H. Poe, Mrs. R. L. Garrard, James T. Wilson, Mrs. F. E. 

Wallser, Mrs. Frank Harris, C. H. Poe. 
Temfle — J. C. Markham, G. G Tillotson, Mrs. Bessie Hilliard, Mrs. E. D. Howe, 

H. J. Broadway, Jr., W. R. O'Briant, G. E. Long, Mrs. J. L. Murrell, Mrs. W. 

B. Autry, J. B. Threatt. 
Watts Street — Miss Alice Tumblin, James O. Cansler, Mrs. A. H. Hall, Mrs. O. G. 

Tillman, Mrs. J. W. Wheeler, Mrs. J. W. Vaughn, W. E. Stanley, T. D. Collins, 

Mrs. E. Clyde Johnson, Mrs. Charles Faucette, Mrs. W. H. Crutchfield, Mrs. A. F. 

Nicholson, Mrs Mary Isla Grumpier. 
Yates — Mrs. W. L. Scoggins, Mrs. Flora Lloyd, Mrs. J. R. Harris, Mrs. Jack Rigsbee, 

Mrs. Alvin Belcher, Mrs. L. Y. Hall, Miss Beulah Cole, Mrs. B. G. Brogden, Mrs. 

J. M. Franklin, Mrs. T. W. Pickett, Mrs. J. T. Hall, Mrs. Percy Horton, Mrs. 

O. K. Herndon, Mrs. E. O. Hobby, Mr. and Mrs. B. Ray Olive, Mrs B. R. 

Moore, Mrs. W. J. McGhee, Mrs. J. L. Carson. 

Ebenezer — Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Dunnegan. 

Efhesus—Mvs. W. E. Elliott, Mrs. A. C. Mangum, Mrs. J. W. Cannaday, B. W. Clark, 
Mrs. Brodie Clark, S. M. Greene. 

Gorman— Mrs. Z. R Fuller, Mrs E. B. Wilkins, Mrs. Charles Weaver, A. E. Riddle, 
Mrs. Charlie Moore. 

Lowers Grove — Mrs. Fred Herndon, Mrs. J. W. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Warren. 

Lystra — Mrs. J. L. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Oldham, H. C. Dollar, Bennett Wood, 
Edwin R. Cheek. 

Mount Gilead — E. M. Carpenter, H. N. Carpenter. 

Mount Hermon — Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Harris, Mrs. O. A. Couch, Mrs. Gordon Couch, 
Mrs. W. H. Clayton, Mrs. Flora Clayton, Marvin Couch, Mrs. Herbert Haithcock. 

Mount Moriah — Mrs. Jesse Crabtree, Mrs. Hallie Crabtree, Mrs. Dora L. Tillman, 
Mrs. H. P. Carroll, Mrs. Will Carroll, Mrs. Dallas Crabtree, Mrs. Jim Crabtree, 
Mrs. John Crabtree. 

Mount Pisgak — Mrs. E. J. Daniel, Mrs. C. E. Byrd, Mrs. Lila Atwater, Mrs. H. M. 
Dominick. 

Olive Branch — Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ray, Miss Carolyn Ray, Mrs. A. E. Williams, 
Mrs. Willie Currin, Mrs. Wade Currin. 

Olive Chafel — Mrs. H. O. Kelly, A. H. Ragan, Sexton Lawrence, J. H. Barker, John 
H. Luther. 

Plain Vienv — Mrs. W. H. Harward, Mrs. E. H. Howard, E. H. Howard, Milton Smith, 
Mrs. Milton Smith, Mrs. Goss, Mrs. Watson. 

Pleasant Hill — Mrs. Frank Howard, Mrs. G. R. Thomas, Mrs. J. G. Ward. 



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Red Mountain — Mrs. W. H. Blalock, Mrs. Ben Harris. 

Roberson^s Grove — Mrs. C. H. Johnson, Mrs. G. C. Coley, Mrs. Frank Clark, Mrs. 
Claude Dhue. 

Rose of Sharon — Mrs. Albert Thompson, Mrs. Boyd Browning, Mrs. John L. Scott, 
Miss Sophia Scott. 

Special Visitors were: Mrs. T. Neill Johnson, Chapel Hill and Mrs. H. W. Tribble, 
Wake Forest. 

Note: Large numbers registered from the Lowe's Grove and Temple, the host 
churches, that, manifestly, the entire list would take too much of the Minutes, so I am 
putting in this list only the messengers as were written in the letters of these churches 
to the Association. The two churches gave us such magnificent entertainment that every 
registrant richly deserves to have his name among the Messengers. 

Charles C. Smith, Clerk. 

PASTORS REGISTERED 

Henry B. Anderson, J. Harold Anderson, Wallace O. Andrews, H. A. Basden, Leo 
T. Bridgers, C. Earl Byrd, W. Bryant Carr, Warren T. Carr, H. E. Cherry, Truett Cox, 
John T. Edwards, W. J. Edwards, Alfred F. Gibson, Woodrow W. Glass, E. Weldon 
Johnson, Calvin S. Knight, John H. Knight, G. Fred Lipe, John T. Lennon, Charles 
A. Maddry, Frank H. Marshall, Clyde F. Melton, B. Ellis Morris, Charles S. Norville, 
J. Winston Pearce, C. Nixon Royal, R. E, Scarlett, M. Fred Scott, Jr., George Shore, 
Z. B. Teel, J. Marshall Walker, Hugh C. Watkins. 



Constitution 



Adopted 1949 
Name 

Article 1. This body shall be known as the Yates Baptist Association of North 
Carolina. 

Fiscal Years 

Art. 2. The fiscal years of the Association shall begin on October first and end on 
September thirtieth of each year. 

Membership 

Art. 3. The Association shall be composed of the Baptist churches within the 
bounds of the Yates Baptist Association and any other Baptist Churches that may here- 
after be admitted as herein provided for. 

Art. 4. Each church shall elect annually one messenger to the meeting of the 
Association for each one hundred members of the church, provided that each shall 
have not less than three or more than ten messengers. 

Objects 

Art. 5. The objects of the Association shall be to devise and recommend measures 
for increasing the harmony and spiritual power of the member churches, to develop 
and direct their energies, resources and gifts in advancing the Redeemer's Kingdom, 
and to cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist 
Convention in all religious, educational, mission, Sunday School, Training Union, 
Brotherhood and other work fostered by their Boards. 

Meetings 

Art. 6. The Association shall convene annually on Tuesday after the fourth Sunday 
in October and continue for two days, and may meet with different churches on the 
two successive days. 

Art. 7. The time of the annual meeting may be changed, or special meetings 
called, by the Association Board upon two weeks' notice to the member churches. 

Powers and Prerogatives 
Art. 8. The Association, when convened in meeting, shall sit as an advisory 
council, and shall have no power to infringe on any of the internal rights of the 
churches; it may advise with the member churches and recommend measures of useful- 
ness for their adoption, nad may claim for itself, its objects and recommendation the 
highest consideration. 

Art. 9. The Association shall have power to hear grievances of any members 
of any church which is a member of the Association, and advise or aid them in any 
manner within the power of the Association. 

Rights of the Churches 
Art. 10. On application of any Baptist Church for admission to this Association 
it shall present to the Association Board of the Association, prior to its annual meeting, 
evidence of its faith and order and of its willingness to cooperate with the work of the 



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Association and upon recommendation of the Association Board and favorable action 
by the Association, the said applying church may be received into full fellowship, and 
its ordained ministers and messengers may be seated. 

Art, II. The Association shall have power, upon notice of one year and by two- 
thirds majority vote of messengers present and voting, to withdraw fellowship from any 
church that shall wilfully depart from orthodox principles of the Christian religion 
as taught in the Bible and as believed by Baptists. 

Duties of the Churches 

Art. 12. The mem^ber churches shall elect annually the required number of 
messengers within a reasonable time prior to the annual meeting, who shall serve as 
messengers for one year, and who, together with the ordained ministers of the member 
church, shall represent the member church in the Association. 

Art. 13. Each member church shall send annually to the Association meeting a 
letter which shall show: 

1. The location of the church. 

2. The names of the pastor, ordained ministers in its membership, clerk and other 
general officers and their respective addresses. 

3. Sundays of regular worship. 

4. Church statistics, with the number baptized, received by letter, restored, or other- 
wise, dismissed by letter, dropped for cause or otherwise, and the total present member- 
ship. 

5. Financial statements of all receipts, expenditures, and disbursements during the 
Associational year. 

6. Statistics of all major organizations in the church. 

7. Names of all messengers and alternates. 

8. Any other information required by the Association on blanks provided for that 
purpose. 

Officers and Organization 

Art. 14. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, Auditor, Historian, and an Association Board, and such other com- 
mittees as may be authorized by the Association. 

Art. 15. The officers and Association Board shall be elected at the first session 
of the annual meeting of the Association, and these shall assume their duties at the 
close of the annual meeting at which they are elected. 

Art. 16. Any officer may be elected to succeed himself, except the Moderator who 
may not serve more than two years in succession. 

Art. 17. The Association Board shall consist of the Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, the Association Sunday School Superintendent, the Association Train- 
ing Union Director, the Association W.M.U. Superintendent, each active pastor in the 
Association and one lay member from each member church to be elected by the church, 
whose names shall be included with the church letter. 

Art. 18. The Moderator shall appoint a Committee on Committees at the first 
session of each Annual meeting whose duty it will be to recommend such committees as 
are provided for elsewhere in this constitution or by action of the Association. 



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Committees and Their Duties 
Art. 19. Standing committees shall be made up of members from the Association 
Board. 

1. The Finance Committee shall consist of the Treasurer as Chairman and four 
other members. This committee shall devise plans for raising the funds for the 
Association budget and prepare for recommendation to the annual session of the 
Association the budget for the disbursement of funds for the coming year. 

2. The Missions Committee shall be composed of five members, whose duty it shall 
be to employ, with the approval of the Association Board, a Superintendent of Mis- 
sions 5 and to exercise general supervision of this work. The chairman shall make an 
annual report of the missionary activities at the general meeting of the Association. 

3. The Activities Committee shall be composed of three members with the 
Moderator, Sunday School Superintendent, Training Union Director, Superintendent 
of W.M.U., President of Brotherhood and President of the Ministers' Conference 
serving as advisory members. It shall be the duty of this committee to plan and 
recommend to the annual session of the Association a program of activities for the 
coming year. 

4. The Program Committee shall be composed of five members. It shall be the 
duty of this committee to arrange the program for the annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion. 

Amendment to the Constitution 

5. The Church Extension Committee shall be composed of nine members. It shall 
be the duty of this committee to work with the Superintendent of Missions in the matter 
of location of sites for new churches, purchasing of lots, and promoting the organi- 
zation of such new Baptist churches as may be approved by the Association in regular 
session or by the Association Board. It shall be the duty of this committee to study 
the applications of churches seeking admission into the Association and make recommenda- 
tion to the Association Board regarding the same. 

Art. 20. Other committees of the Association: 

1. The Place and Preacher Committee shall consist of three members to be appointed 
by the Moderator at least three months in advance of the annual meeting. This com- 
mittee shall receive or solicit invitations for the place of meeting of the next annual 
session. It shall recommend the place of meeting and the preacher and alternate for 
the sermon at the next annual meeting. 

2. The Resolutions Committee shall be composed of three members appointed by 
the Moderator on the first day of the annual session to report suitable resolutions at 
the annual meeting. 

Duties of Officers and Association Board 

Art. 21. The Moderator shall begin each session punctually and preside over the 
annual meetings of the Association, appoint such committees as may be authorized by 
the Association, Rules of Order, or by the Association, enforce the rules, preserve order, 
and exercise all prerogatives of a presiding ofiicer according to parliamentary usage, 
and serve as Chairman of the Association Board. 

Art. 22. The Vice-Moderator shall discharge the duties of the Moderator in his 
absence. 



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Art. 23. The clerk shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Association} 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Minutes j keep on file the printed 
Minutes and other important papers of the Association} and shall serve as Secretary of 
the Association Board. For his services the Clerk shall be paid the sum of $100.00 
annually. 

Art. 24. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys contributed to the Association by 
the member churches} and shall make disbursements as authorized by the Association 
or by the Association Board, and shall make an annual report to the Association. 

Art. 25. The Auditor shall audit the Treasurer's records and attest his annual 
report to the Association. 

Art. 26. The Historian shall collect facts of interest to the Association and the 
member churches, and shall make a report to each annual meeting of the Association. 

Art. 27. The Association Board shall cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist 
Convention in its program for the furtherance of the work fostered by that body within 
the bounds of the Yates Baptist Association} it shall meet as often as it may elect for 
the effectual performance of its duties} it shall act for the Association on any matters 
requiring attention between the annual meetings of the Association} it shall have power 
to fill vacancies on the Association Board or Committees that may occur during the 
year. The Association Board may have an executive committee if deemed wise by 
the board. 

Amendments 

Art. 28. The Provisions of this constitution may not be waived at any meeting 
of the Association, except as herein provided for Amendments thereof. 

Art. 29. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any annual meeting 
of the Association, upon affirmative vote of two-thirds of the voting members present, 
provided, however, the proposed amendment shall have been presented in writing to 
the Moderator and the Association Board prior to the annual meeting. 



Rules of Order 



1. At the annual meeting of the Association the Moderator elected at the preceding 
annual meeting shall preside until the end of the session at which his successor shall be 
recognized. 

2. Each session of the Association shall be opened with religious exercises to be 
conducted by whomsoever the Program Committee shall designate. 

3. A majority of the members present shall be a quorum for the transaction of 
matters of business, except in matters relating to the Constitution, and the matter of 
withdrawing fellowship from any member church. 

4. The messengers shall observe toward the officers and each other that courtesy 
which becomes Christians. 

5. A messenger wishing to speak shall rise and address the presiding officer. He 
shall confine himself strictly to the question under consideration, and shall avoid all 
personalities. No messenger shall speak more than twice on the same subject without 
special permission. 

6. All motions seconded shall be definitely stated by the presiding officer, or at his 
request, read by the Clerk before the vote is taken. 

7. When a question is under discussion no other motion or proposition shall be 
received except a motion to adjourn, lay on the table, to amend, to commit, to postpone 
to a definite time, when several motions shall have preference in the order in which 
they come. 

8. The Association shall have the right to decide what subjects shall be admitted 
for consideration. 

9. The general business of the Association shall be determined by the program 
committee recommended by the Committee on Committees named at the previous 
meeting which will report as soon as possible after the first session of the Association. 
When adopted this report shall become the order for the Association and cannot be 
changed except by vote of the Association as provided in Section 8. 

10. All questions of order not herein provided for shall be decided by rules of some 
recognized "Parliamentary Practice," preferably Mell's or Kerfoot's. 



Important Notices 



This Association has no Baptist school, Orphanage, Hospital, Encamp- 
ment, South Wide Board, or Institution within its bounds; nor has it any 
of the main offices of any such organization. 

This Association does not have any Laymen's Movement, or any Lay- 
men's Convention v^^ithin its bounds. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



SECOND SESSION 

OF THE 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October 24 and 25, 1950 

FIRST day's session HELD WITH 

The Lowe's Grove Baptist Church, Durham County 

SECOND day's session HELD WITH 

The Temple Baptist Church, Durham 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1950 
Lowe's Grove Church 
Morning Session 

1. At io:oo o'clock the gavel of Moderator Knight fell on the desk 
and the Second Annual Session of the Yates Baptist Association was under 
way. Claude White led the body in singing "His Love Keeps Me Singing"; 
"On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand"; and, "Take Time to Be Holy." 

2. Charles A. Maddry, pastor of the Temple Church, read a part of the 
third chapter of Ephesians, and led the group in prayer. 

3. Motion was made, seconded and carried that the messengers appointed 
by the member churches of the Association who were present and should 
come in later, constitute this session of the Association. 

4. For the Program Committee, Truett Cox read the following, which 
was adopted as the guide for this session, subject to such changes as may be 
necessary or desirable. 

PROGRAM 

Tuesday, October 24 Wednesday, October 25 

Tuesday at Lowe's Grove 
Wednesday at Temple Church 

TUESDAY— MORNING SESSION 

10:00 Music Claude White 

Scripture and Prayer Charles A. Maddry 

Enrollment 

10:25 Report of Program Committee .Truett Cox 

10:30 Introduction of New Pastors and Education Directors and Visitors 



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10:40 Report of Nominating Committee J. Frank Marshall 

Election of Association Board 
10:50 Miscellaneous Business 

11:00 Biblical Recorder L. T. Bridges and L. L. Carpenter 

11:30 Ministers' Relief and Annuity Board H. B. Anderson 

11:45 Association Sermon . . .John T. Lennon 

DINNER 

TUESDAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

2:15 Music Claude White 

Devotions Calvin Knight 

2:25 Report of Association Clerk Charles C. Smith 

3 :o5 Report of Treasurer and Budget Committee 

3 :4o Address on Evangelism Charles B. Howard 

WEDNESDAY— MORNING SESSION 

9:30 Music Claude White 

Devotions Weldon Johnson 

10:00 Report on Sunday School Work Claude White 

io:io Report on V. B. S Mrs. Roberta Perry 

10:30 Report on Training Union John T. Lennon 

10:45 Report on W. M. U Mrs. M. V. Byers 

1 1:10 Report of Historian Charles C. Smith 

11:30 Wake Forest Enlargement Campaign B. E. Morris 

11:45 Message on Christian Education Dr. H. W. Tribble 

DINNER 

WEDNESDAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

1 :30 Music Claude White 

Devotions Woodrow W. Glass 

1:50 Baptist Hospital Cleo Faucette and Dr. R. K. Young 

2:15 Reports of Committees 
3 :oo Miscellaneous Business 

3:30 Address: "The Christian Witness in Times of War" E. L. Kincaid 

4:00 Adjourn 

5. The following pastors, who have recently accepted churches in our 
Association, were presented to the body, and were formally and cordially 
welcomed into our midst by Fred Lipe, President of the Yates Baptist 
Ministers' Conference, in well chosen words: Charles A. Maddry, who just 
came to the Temple Church from the First Baptist Church of Wilmington; 
W. J. Edwards, of the Red Mountain Church; Hugh E. Cherry, of the 
Rose of Sharon Church; Hugh C. Watkins, pastor of the newly organized 



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Plain View Church. E. L. Kincaid, of the Lakewood Church, and the Rev. 
Mr. Shore, of the Maryland Avenue Church, were not present because they 
are taking special work at Duke University. Miss Mary Isla Crumpler, 
Education Director of the Watts Street Church, was also recognized. 

6. For the Nominating Committee Frank H. Marshall made the follow- 
ing nominations: Moderator, John H. Knight; Vice-Moderator, Robert D. 
Holleman; Clerk, James P. Morgan; Historian, Charles C. Smith; 
Treasurer, O. A. Johnson; Auditor, Jake Wheeler. The following Depart- 
ment Officers were also nominated : Association Sunday School Superintendent, 
Claude White; Association W. M. U. Superintendent, Mrs. M. V. Byers; 
Orphanage Representative, C. N. Royal; Biblical Recorder Representative, 
Leo T. Bridgers; Chairman of Committee on Evangelism, H. B. Anderson; 
Baptist Hospital Representative, Cleo Faucette. On motion these were 
heartily and unanimously elected. Then all of those present stood to express 
the cooperation of each pastor and each messenger with each of these officers. 

7. The following Training Union officers were presented to the Asso- 
ciation for approval and election by Bryant Carr, all of whom were unani- 
mously elected. Director, Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Lowe's Grove 
Church; Associate Director, Harold Perry, Angier Avenue Church; Secre- 
tary, Mrs. Roberta Perry, Angier Avenue Church; Pastor Advisor, W. 
Bryant Carr, Edgemont Church; Adult Leader, John H. Knight, Bethesda 
Church; Young People's Leader, Calvin Knight, Berea Church; Inter- 
mediate Leader, Miss Doria Palmer, Grace Church; Junior Leader, Miss 
Ruby Olive; Story Hour Leader, Mrs. W. E. Byrd, Jr., First Church; 
Chorister, Claude White, Grey Stone Church; Pianist, John Laverty, First 
Church. 

8. Mrs. M. V. Byers moved that the following women chosen by the 
Associational W. M. U. Convention, be elected by the Association, and 
these were elected. Superintendent, Mrs. M. V. Byers, 17 15 W. Pettigrew 
St.; Associate Supt., Mrs. C. D. Faucette, 1307 Dollar Ave.; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Mrs. J. L. Murrell, 612 Shepherd St.; Young People's Leader, 
Mrs. J. L. Logan, 2512 State St.; Royal Ambassador Counsellor, Dr. R. B. 
Wilkins, 1007 Minerva Ave.; Mission Study Chairman, Mrs. W. L. 
Alford, 217 N. Briggs Ave.; Stewardship Chairman, Mrs. S. E. Dennis, 
3405 Hillsboro Rd.; Community Missions Chairman, Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, 
Jr., 2112 Block, St.; Literature Chairman, Mrs. Troy Mize, 201 W. Mark- 
ham Ave.; Historian, Mrs. E. Clyde Johnson, loii Minerva Ave.; Mar- 
garet Fund Training School Chairman, Mrs. John H. Knight, Rt. 3, 
Durham; Group Leader i, Mrs. R. W. A. Godwin, Rt. 2, Chapel Hill; 
Group Leader 2, Mrs. Percy Horton, Rt. i, Durham; Group Leader 3, 



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Mrs. E. T. Newton, 15 15 Hermitage Court; Group Leader 4, Mrs. C. N. 
Royal, 301 N. Driver Ave.; Advisor to Federation of Business Women, 
Mrs. R. B. Wilkins. 

9. The Clerk, on behalf of the Association Board, moved that the 
pastors of the churches in the Association, and one member of each church 
elected by the church, comprise the Association Board. This motion on being 
seconded was carried. 

10. Claude White, on behalf of the Sunday Schools nominated the follow- 
ing officers, who were duly elected. Superintendent, Claude White; Asso- 
ciate Superintendent in Charge of Training, D. J. Booth; Associate Super- 
intendent in Charge of Evangelism, E. E. Ferrell; Associate Superintendent 
in Charge of V. B. S., Mrs. Harold Perry; Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Doris 
Palmer; Pianist, Mrs. M. F. Scott, Jr.; Department Superintendents: Cradle 
Roll, Mrs. J. R. Martin; Nursery, Mrs. H. C. Tilley; Beginners, Mrs. 
Walters Jones; Primary, Miss Ruth Stanley; Junior, Mrs. H. G. Randolph; 
Intermediates, Mrs. R. B. Wilkins; Young People, Mrs. C. S. Tyndall; 
Adult, Theo. Apperson; Extension, E. B. Britt. 

10. The Moderator announced the following Committees: Committee on 
Places and Preacher, C. S. Norville, Chairman, E. B. Britt, J. L. Scott; 
Committee on Committees, John T. Edwards, Chairman, C. N. Royal, 
John T. Lennon; Committee on Resolutions, C. N. Royal, Chairman, Mrs. 
W. O. Andrews, G. C. Cook. 

11. H. B. Anderson, Chairman of the Committee on Evangelism, made 
an enlightening and challenging report on Evangelism, and this report is 
included in the section of these Minutes devoted to Reports. 

12. Looking towards the Crusade for Evangelism in the 18,000, plus, 
churches east of the Mississippi in the spring of 1951, Oren Bradley pre- 
sented the following suggested Organization in the Association: Chairman, 
H. B. Anderson; Organizer, Oren Bradley, with the following sub-com- 
mittees: Prayer, John T. Edwards; Census, M. F. Scott, Jr.; Publicity, John 
T. Edwards; Finance, J. J. Thornton; Radio, W. B. Carr; Fellowship, 
Calvin Knight. These individuals are to make up a Steering Committee. 

13. W. B. Carr, presented a proposed addition to Article 19 of the 
Constitution: Section 5. The Church Extension Committee shall be com- 
posed of nine members. It shall be the duty of this committee to work with 
the Superintendent of Missions in the matter of location of sites for new 
churches, purchasing of lots, and promoting the organization of such new 
Baptist churches as may be approved by the Association in regular session or 
by the Association Board. It shall be the duty of this committee to study the 



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applications of churches seeking admission into the Association and make 
recommendation to the Association Board regarding the same. Carr moved 
the adoption of this addition, and this was acted on favorably. 

Editor L. L. Carpenter, of the Biblical Recorder^ spoke charmingly and 
enthusiastically on that excellent religious journal. 

15. H. B. Anderson spoke most informingly about the Ministers' Relief 
and Annuity Board. 

16. Cox, for the Program Committee, stated that inasmuch as v^^e are 
running ahead of the morning's schedule, he moved that we hear from R. K. 
Redwine, Superintendent of the Caswell Assembly. This motion was car- 
ried, and Dr. Redwine gave an informing and interesting talk on that 
Assembly. 

17. At 11:30 the annual Association Sermon was preached by the Rev. 
John T. Lennon, pastor of the Ephesus Church. The Scripture read was 
Ephesians 2:1-10 and the subject of the sermon was "From Death to Life." 
It was a splendid message. Mr. Lennon pronounced the benediction and 
offered thanks for the meal, and the people repaired to the commodious 
basement of the beautiful new church and partook of a grand dinner. 

Dinner Hour 

Afternoon Session 

18. A spirited and heartening service of song was led by Claude White 
and was greatly enjoyed by the audience. 

19. Calvin Knight read John 3:1-21 and led in prayer. 

20. Andrew J. Morgan, of Virginia, a former pastor of the Lowe's 
Grove Church, and the Rev. R. P. Harris, pastor of the Calvary Free Will 
Church, Durham, were recognized and welcomed as visitors. 

21. Matters from the Association Board. 

(l) J. J. Thornton read the folowing resolutions about the Southeastern 
Seminary, soon to be established on the grounds and in the buildings now 
occupied by Wake Forest College. These resolutions came from the Board 
with the recommendation that the Association vote on them favorably, and 
this was heartily done. Warren Carr moved that copies of these resolutions 
be sent to the Biblical Recorder, State Executive Officers and the Trustees of 
the Seminary. This, too, got favorable action. The resolutions follow: 



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RESOLUTIONS REGARDING THE WORK OF SOUTHEASTERN 
BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, WAKE FOREST, 
NORTH CAROLINA 

Whereas the area to be served most directly by the Southeastern Baptist Seminary 
has in it large numbers of undeveloped small churches, and 

Whereas a large number of the students of the Southeastern Baptist Seminary will 
serve as pastors of these churches, and 

Whereas the people of small communities are being blessed with education, money 
wealth, and cultural opportunities and are awaiting leadership to develop full and 
aggressive programs in their churches, and 

Whereas it is our conviction that the new seminary can be instrumental in stimulat- 
ing rapid and desirable development of these churches by adopting proper policies and 
practices with regards to its students. 

Therefore, be it resolved that the Yates Baptist Association go on record as urging 
the administration of Southeastern Baptist Seminary to adopt the following policies: 

1. Design a curriculum to prepare leadership to meet the needs of our churches 
in small communities. 

2. Provide guidance for students who serve as pastors of churches and encourage 
them to live on their church fields as much of the time as possible. 

3. Do everything possible to see that rural and small churches have representation 
on the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern Baptist Seminary at all times. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. J. Thornton, 
S. M. Green, 
Robert Holt, 
C. E. Byrd, 
Garland A. Hendricks, 
Committee. 

August 22, 1950. 

(2) The Clerk presented applications from the newly organized Mary- 
land Avenue and the Plain View Baptist Churches for membership into the 
Association, with the recommendation that they be accepted. Both of these 
churches, with the pastor of Plain View, and their messengers, were heartily 
welcomed by the Rev. John T. Edwards, former Moderator, on behalf of 
the Association. The pastor of the other church, the Rev. Mr. Shore, was 
not present because he is taking special work at Duke University. 

(3) The Clerk, on behalf of the Board, made the following motion, 
with the recommendation from the Board that the Association act favorably 
on it: "I move that the Yates Baptist Association request the Baptist Council 
of Durham and Vicinity, Inc. to turn over its work to the Association with 
all of its privileges, responsibilities and obligations." This motion was seconded, 
and was open for discussion. Full discussion was entered into by several 



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messengers, and J. J. Thornton offered the following substitute motion, 
which was seconded and carried. "I move that the Yates Association go on 
record as being willing to assume the responsibilities and obligations of the 
Durham Baptist Council, both as to its finances and as to its services to be 
rendered. We feel that it is wise and desirable that the Association and the 
Council unite their efforts in one integral program as soon as it can be agreed 
upon between the two bodies. That the Association appoint a committee 
of five to confer with the Council at the request of the Council." This 
substitute motion was seconded. A. F. Gibson requested that the full state- 
ment, as a preamble to the motion be read. This was done by John H. 
Knight, the author of the statement. (This statement appears in full in the 
Reports Section.) Pearce moved that this entire matter be laid on the 
table for one year, or until the next annual meeting of the Association, and 
this motion was seconded and voted on by standing, and was carried 105 For 
and 48 Against. 

22. Treasurer O. A. Johnson reported as follows: 

TREASURER'S REPORT 



Receipts from Churches 

Alston Avenue $ 40.00 

Bells 25.00 

Bethesda 250.00 

Butner 25.00 

Cedar Fork 120.00 

Durham Memorial 75-oo 

Edgemont 200.00 

Faith 36.00 

Grace 250.00 

Gorman 255.00 

Hollo way Street 75.00 

Lake wood .00 

Lystra .00 

Mt. Hermon 00 

Mt. Pisgah 100.00 

Olive Chapel 100.00 

Red Mountain .00 

Rose of Sharon 50.00 

Watts Street 405.00 

Angier Avenue 250.00 

Berea 75.00 

Braggtown 10.00 

Calvary 45.00 

Cheek Heights .00 

Ebenezer 36.00 

Ephesus 100.00 



First 300.00 

Grey Stone 262.61 

Guess Road .00 

Immanuel 25.00 

Lowe's Grove 120.00 

Mt. Gilead 00 

Mt. Moriah 100.00 

Olive Branch 49.50 

Pleasant Hill 10.00 

Robersons Grove .00 

Temple 237.51 

Yates 300.00 

RECEIPTS 

From the Churches $3,926.62 

Baptist State Convention 1,305.00 

Special to Miss Highfill 105.08 

R. O. Bradley (for supplying) . . 125.00 

Sale of Supplies 486.79 

C. C. Smith (Minute Fund) . . . 427.35 

Miscellaneous 375.00 

Total $6,750.84 

DISBURSEMENTS 
Salaries (Supt. Trav. Exp.) . . . .$3,588.00 
Retirement (including Supt. 

part withheld from Salary) . . 256.00 



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Office and Telephone 382.09 

Postage 86.50 

Supplies 563.98 

Printing (including Minutes) . . 493.13 

Sunday School 10.00 

Training Union 28.00 



Projects (S. S. Clinic) 437-48 

Miscellaneous 277.56 



Total $6,122.74 

Cash on hand Oct. i, 1950 $ 628.10 



23. Bradley, for the Budget Committee, reported as follows: 

PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 1951 

Supt's Home Allowance . 



I. Salaries 

Supt $3,600.00 



Clerk 

Summer Workers 
Retirement 



100.00 
200.00 
i6o.oo 



2. Office Expense 

Rent 384.00 

Telephone 125.00 

Postage 150.00 

Equipment, Supplies 200.00 

3. Other Expense 

Supt's Travel Exp 600.00 



400.00 

Convention Expense 100.00 

Printing (inc. Minutes) . . . 600.00 

Incidentals 125.00 

Missions 

Sunday School 100.00 

Training Union 100.00 

Negro Work 106.00 

Projects (Evangelistic 

Campaign, Deacons 

Week) 200.00 



Total $7,544.00 



ANTICIPATED INCOME FOR 1951 



Alston Ave $ 40.00 

Angier Ave 250.00 

Butner 48.00 

Cheek Heights 150.00 

Edgemont 400.00 

First 600.00 

Grey Stone* 350.00 

Immanuel 75 'Oo 

Maryland Ave.* 120.00 

Mt. Hermon* 120.00 

Olive Branch 50.00 

Pleasant Hill 25.00 

Rose of Sharon 75-oo 

Yates 600.00 

Bells* 60.00 

Berea 125.00 

Calvary 60.00 

Durham Memorial 75-oo 

Ephesus 120.00 

Gorman 291.20 



Guess Road* 60.00 

Lake wood 100.00 

Lystra* 60.00 

Mt. Moriah 100.00 

Olive Chapel* 100.00 

Red Mountain* 60.00 

Temple* 300.00 

Bethesda 300.00 

Braggtown 170.00 

Cedar Fork 100.00 

Ebenezer 36.00 

Faith* 36.00 

Grace 250.00 

Holloway Street 75-oo 

Lowe's Grove* 120.00 

Mt. Gilead* 60.00 

Mt. Pisgah* 100.00 

Plainview* 60.00 

Roberson Grove 25.00 

Watts Street 600.00 



The above figures are taken from the Associational letters except the churches marked 
with an asterisk (*) which indicated no pledge in the letter. The amount for these 



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churches is suggested by the Associational finance committee. It is hoped that each 
church will accept the suggested goal. We hope to receive $1800 from the State 
Convention. 

24. Announcement was made that in 1952 the Lystra Church would 
celebrate its centennial and will invite the Association to meet with it 
one day. 

25. Pearce spoke of the good entertainment that the Lowe's Grove 
Church has given to the messengers and visitors today, and moved that the 
Association give the church a rising vote of thanks and appreciation. This 
was done unanimously and joyfully. 

26. The Clerk made a report, and this is in the Reports Section. 

27. H. B. Anderson, chairman of the Committee on Evangelism, was 
recognized, and he asked B. E. Morris, chairman of Evangelism for the 
State to say a word, who made a graphic statement as to his observation of 
the deep interest in the 1 951 Campaign for Evangelism as he has visited quite 
a number of Associations in different parts of North Carolina for the past 
several months. 

The Rev. Charles B. Howard, of Campbell College, was a specially 
invited guest to speak to the Association on Evangelism, and he did so most 
effectively and to the delight of all who heard him. The day's session closed 
with prayer by Mr. Howard. 

TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH 
Wednesday, October 25, 1950 
Morning Session 

28. At 9:30 o'clock Moderator Knight called the body to order, and a 
lovely service of song was engaged in by those present, and led by Claude 
White and Truett Cox. 

29. A Scripture passage was read by Weldon Johnson, who also led 
in prayer. 

30. The pastor of the host church, Charles A. Maddry, gave the 
messengers and visitors cordial words of welcome. 

31. Warren Carr suggested that, as this is "United Nations Day," being 
the fifth anniversary of the organization of that body, a period of prayer be 
observed at some time during the day. 

32. Claude White, Superintendent for Sunday School work in the Asso- 
ciation, made his report for the past twelve months. This report was received 
with gladness and appreciation, and it will be found in the Reports Section. 



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33. The Superintendent of W. M. U. for the Association, made a grand 
report and a most charming speech. The report was adopted and appears in 
the section on Reports. 

34. Historian Charles C. Smith, read a sketch of the OHve Chapel 
Church. This, too, will be found in the section on Reports. That great 
church is observing its Centennial this year. 

35. C. N. Royal, pastor of Angier Avenue Church, moved that the 
1950 Association Minutes be dedicated to the memory of the late Rev. 
W. G. Hall, for almost twenty years pastor of that church, and who was 
Moderator of the Mount Zion Association for a period of six years, and that 
his picture be inserted in the Minutes. This motion was joyfully, yet tear- 
fully, voted favorably. 

36. Warren Carr rose to a point of order, and on being recognized to 
state his point of order, said that the Moderator erred in allowing a motion 
to table a matter that had in it both a motion and a substitute motion. He 
referred to the matter of the motion that the Association request the Baptist 
Council of Durham and Vicinity to turn over its work to the Association. 
The Moderator freely acknowledged that he erred in not ruling the motion 
to table out of order, and he ruled that the question was still before the body. 
He asked that the body vote either to sustain his ruling, or declare him 
wrong. The Moderator was sustained, and the question was before the 
Association for discussion and vote. A number of messengers freely dis- 
cussed the matter. The Program Committee had arranged for Dr. Harold 
W. Tribble, President of Wake Forest College to speak at 1 1 145, and 
Warren Carr moved that if this matter is not disposed of by that time it 
be deferred until this afternoon and taken up again under "Miscellaneous 
Business," and this motion prevailed. He also moved that Bryant Carr pre- 
side during this discussion, and this motion was carried, whereupon Mr. 
Carr took the chair. John Knight was recognized who discussed the matter, 
as did Truett Cox, Jimmie Morgan, Warren Carr, Frank Marshall. 
1 1 :45 having arrived, motion was made that after a song we hear Dr. 
Tribble, and this prevailed. 

37. Dr. Tribble was introduced by B. E. Morris, who in this Association 
represents the Wake Forest Enlargement Campaign. Dr. Tribble made a 
grand address, and our people were wonderfully impressed by Wake Forest's 
new President. 

37. The Moderator then recognized L. A. Nail, of Burlington, and 
Paul Deaton, of Hillsboro, and J. Marshall Walker just come as pastor of 
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Afternoon Session 

38. Claude White led the audience in a spirited service of song, after 
which Woodrow Glass read from the fourth chapter of Luke and led in 
prayer. 

39. George Shore, pastor of the newly organized Maryland Avenue 
Church, was presented to the Association. 

40. Cleo Faucette read the report on the Baptist Hospital, and Dr. 
Richard K. Young, of the Hospital, made a fine talk on that most valuable 
and beloved institution. 

41. C. N. Royal said a few words on our Baptist Orphanage, and pre- 
sented Superintendent W. C. Reed of that institution who greatly delighted 
the Association with his remarks about our work that occupies so large a 
place in the affections of North Carohna Baptists. 

42. The Allied Church League had been given a place on our program, 
but no one was at the Association to present the important cause that that 
organization embodies. It was moved that the Moderator and Clerk prepare 
a statement about its work and that it be embodied in the Minutes. This 
motion was carried. 

43. J. T. Edwards, chairman of the Committee on Committees, an- 
nounced committees for next year as follows: 

Extension Committee: B. E. Morris, Chairman j W. O. Andrews, J. Winston 
Pearce, John H. Knight, G. Fred Lipe, Willis Bennett, J. Frank Marshall, A. F. 
Gibson, S. M. Greene. 

Missions Committee: W. Bryant Carr, Chairman j Charles A. Maddry, Frank 
Chance, J. P. Whitfield, R. D. Holleman. 

Nominating Committee: M. Fred Scott, Jr., Chairman; Z. B. Teel, Harvey Holt. 

Program Committee: H. B. Anderson, Chairman; E. Weldon Johnson, Lester C. 
Williams, Warren T. Carr, J. L. Scott. 

Activities Committee: J. Winston Pearce, Chairman; J. N. Jones, Leo T. Bridgers, 
John H. Knight, Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Claude W. White, W. B. Carr, Mrs. 
M. V. Byers. 

Finance Committee: O. A. Johnson, Chairman; John T. Lennon, P. C. Herndon, 
E. L. Kincaid, C. S. Norville. 

44. Reports of Committees. 

Report of the Missions Committee was made by Chairman W. B. Carr, and this 
was adopted, and will be found in the Reports section of these Minutes. Superintendent 
Bradley spoke to this report. 

C. S. Norville, for the committee on Place and Preacher for 195 1, reported that 
Edgemont Church will entertain the Association on the first day, while the Red Moun- 
tain Church will be our host on the second day. 



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The preacher of the Association Sermon will be C. N. Royal, or his alternate, 
M. Fred Scott, Jr. The report was adopted. 

C. N. Royal, for the Committee on Resolutions, made the report, which was adopted, 
and the resolutions are in the section on Reports. 

Bradley, in the absence of the chairman, J. Floyd Rhodes, who was not present, 
made the report of the Committee on Activities. This report is ir\ the Reports Section. 

45. At this point discussion was resumed on the motion presented by 
John Knight. Inasmuch as Mr. Pearce was cut off by the time having 
arrived at 1 1 145 this morning, the acting Moderator, Bryant Carr, recog- 
nized him. After a short talk he moved that the matter be tabled, and 
H. B. Anderson seconded the motion. Warren Carr rose to a question of 
personal privilege, and said that the motion to table this motion was not in 
order, and the Moderator ruled that the motion was in order, and he asked 
the Association to sustain this ruling, but the group did not sustain him, so 
discussion on the original motion was resumed. Then the following spoke: 
John Knight, Cox, Teel, Kincaid, Warren Carr, Anderson. Cox offered 
a substitute motion, which was seconded, but the motion was lost. Calvin 
Knight moved the previous question and his motion was seconded and carried. 
The original motion that the Association request the Baptist Council of Dur- 
ham and Vicinity to turn over its work to the Association, was put. Thai: 
motion was carried. 

46. Mr. Cansler, Chaplain of the B. S. U. at Duke University, was 
recognized. 

47. The closing item on the order of business, an address by E. L. 
Kincaid, pastor of Lakewood Church, was then taken up. The subject 
of the address was, "The Christian Witness in Times of War." 

The address was a thoughtful one and was well received by the audience. 

After a prayer by Mr. Kincaid the Association adjourned sine die, and is 
scheduled to meet with the Edgemont and the Red Mountian Churches 
October 30 and 31, 1951. 

John H. Knight, Moderator 

Charles C. Smith, Clerk 



Reports 



THE ASSOCIATION AND THE BAPTIST COUNCIL 

Brother B. E. Morris, President of the Baptist Council of Durham and Vicinity, 
requested me to prepare a paper to present to the Executive Committee of the Council 
and the pastors of cooperating churches, giving reasons why the Yates Association should 
assume the work now being done by the Baptist Council with all of its consequent 
obligations. The following was prepared with that purpose in mind. It seemed, wise, 
however, upon consideration of the problem to submit these thoughts to you for your 
deliberation} therefore, with your permission we will proceed. 

All of us are mindful of the birth of the Baptist Council. It was absolutely essential 
to the best welfare of the Lord's work in the rapidly growing city of Durham. Repeated 
efforts had been made to reach an agreement in the Mount Zion Association whereby 
a new Association might be established in and around Durham. All of these efforts 
ended in failure. 

For a number of years the Association attempted to maintain an Associational 
Missionary — one of the first in the South — ^but his territory was so large and so scattered 
and the need was so great that very little was accomplished by his efforts. It was 
learned through this experience that an Associational Missionary, no matter how zealous, 
could not do the work demanded by this rapidly growing area in N. C. 

The Baptist Council was duly organized, starting, of course, with a very small 
beginning and the weak support of four churches. The Council began and has grown 
through the years to make one of the most valuable contributions to North Carolina 
Baptists that has been made. Much of the accomplishment of the Council is due 
absolutely to the personal faithfulness of Brother B. E. Morris who has served as its 
President since its organization. His tireless work and never-failing energy is re- 
sponsible for the eleven churches which have been established in and around the city 
of Durham. The many other activities of the Council are well worthy of note: 
Services rendered to institutions, to business establishments, in Mission Sunday Schools, 
in evangelistic meetings of one kind and another, and in various cooperative efforts 
which were promoted by the Council in the churches of the city and surrounding terri- 
tory. To minimize the accomplishments of this great organization would not only 
be to misrepresent the truth, but it would indeed be a sin. 

Then, with the highest appreciation for all that the Council has done and has meant 
to the cause of Christ, let us make a few observations why the Yates Association should 
assume the responsibilities and obligations of the Baptist Council: 

FIRST: The Baptist Council of Durham and Vicinity came into being because the 
Mount Zion Association was too scattered and too loosely knit to do effective work 
and because of the crying need in and around Durham for the expansion of Baptist 
work. It is safe to conclude that, with the compact geographical area of the Yates 
Association, and with the majority of her member churches comprising the Baptist 
Council, the Council has finished her work and that the Association can best carry on 
from here. 

SECOND: The District Association is the unit for local work recognized, accepted, 



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and promoted by the Southern Baptist Convention. There are 956 District Associations 
throughout the South. To try to maintain the Durham Baptist Council as a local unit 
of work for Baptists, and the Yates Association as a local unit for Baptists is certainly- 
divisive in its nature. It cals for double support from the churches, both financially 
and in participation in the work. Such two organizations cannot be maintained without 
overlapping and definite conflict and positive division in the effort of the work. 

THIRD: It is well known that Mr. M. A. Huggins, Executive Secretary of North 
Carolina Baptists, and certain other leaders of the State have been opposed to City 
Missions in the State of North Carolina from its very start. To be sure, he and they 
have cooperated excellently with the Baptist Council in its undertaking. Nevertheless, 
when City Missions was being discussed among the State Secretaries of the Southern 
Baptist Convention, Mr. Huggins, in addressing that body, stated that he did not 
think the City Mission program appropriable to North Carolina in that our cities 
were not large. He was rather inclined toward the Associational Mission program which 
he has greatly developed in our State and which seems to be serving our needs remark- 
ably well. 

FOURTH: It is possible that the Baptist Council in continuing its own program of 
operation would ultimately render more harm to the kingdom cause by weakening 
and dividing the Yates Association than it has rendered good to the kingdom cause by 
establishing churches in this vicinity. To defeat the fear that Yates Association is too 
large an organization to be effective in the establishing of new churches, one might 
call attention to the work being done in the Raleigh Association with 72 member churches 
where at least five new churches have been organized this year. 

FIFTH: The Baptist Council is assuming that the Yates Association is unwilling 
to take over the work which it is now doing, but the Yates Association has never 
been consulted as to its willingness thus to obligate itself. 

SIXTH: The chief argument for the establishment of the new Association was to 
form a strong centralized working unit. Therefore, it was generally understood by 
the leadership of the Yates Association that when the Association was duly organized 
the Baptist Council of Durham and Vicinity would turn its work over to the Associa- 
tion, have its charter reissued, and join the Association in continuing the program of 
expansion which the Council has stood for through the years, thus building one of the 
strongest associations in the State. 

SEVENTH: It can be clearly seen that if we maintain two organizations to do 
the work which one could do, our churches shall be called upon to render more financial 
assistance for the accomplishment of local work which might be done through the 
Yates Association at less expense to the churches. For example, in 1947 Bethesda gave 
$300.00 to the Baptist Council and only $81.00 to the Association. In 1949 we were 
asked for $300.00 for the Council and $480.00 for the Association. (Note the in- 
crease.) As a result only three of our churches belonging to the Council accepted 
their apportioned amount for the Associational budget. Neither of these have kept 
their payments up-to-date. Therefore, we have been "hard put" the entire year. 

EIGHTH : Member churches of the Baptist Council of Durham and Vicinity have 
obligated themselves to purchase lots and build buildings and to promote further expan- 
sion of the Baptist cause in Durham and vicinity. Said churches will have to finance 
this program. The question is: Is it better to finance the program through the Baptist 
Council with 21 churches or through the Yates Association with only 17 churches more? 



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It is our contention that the work could better be done through the Association in that 
it would promote unity, a more democratic spirit, and would serve as a challenge to the 
weaker churches of the Association now left out of the work to become more missionary 
in spirit and in giving. 

NINTH: It has been stated that member churches of the Durham Baptist Council 
are cooperating with the Association. This, of course, stems from the idea of separateness 
in their work. We do not ask for the Council churches to cooperate with the work of 
the Association because they are responsible for the doing of the work of the Associa- 
tion. It is their Association j they are obligated to see that its work is done. We 
cooperate with State Missions, Home Missions, and Foreign Missions, but we ourselves 
actually perform Associational Missions, and if we do not do it, then it is not done 
at all. Every church in the membership of the Yates Association is as responsible as every 
other church for the ongoing of the work. One is in error to think of standing on 
the outside and cooperating with the work when he should be actually on the inside 
doing the work himself and calling on outside sources for their cooperation. 

TENTH: It is our conviction that the Association has little reason to maintain a 
Superintendent of Missions unless such Superintendent be allowed and expected to 
direct all the program of expansion in a local sense for Missionary Baptists. He should 
lead in the finding of locations for new churches, surveying and taking census of such 
areas, arranging for meetings, registering the personnel for charter membership, and 
the like. As recently demonstrated in the Watts Hospital area, the Baptist Council of 
Durham and Vicinity does not expect our Associational Missionary to perform such 
tasks. He is left out, while another man and another woman are placed on the pay 
roll of the Baptist Council to do the work that our Missionary ought to do. In other 
Associations the missionary does this work} for example, Raleigh, Wilmington, Meck- 
lenburg, et. al. 

ELEVENTH : The Yates Association is geographically small and numerically 
small. It embraces one of the most rapidly growing sections in North Carolina. It is 
industrially strong and financially strong. The Yates Association has an unusually 
large number of full time churches in its membership. Some of the best qualified 
pastors in the state serve the churches of this Association. Members of important 
committees and boards and the like are among this number. There are more Educa- 
tional Directors and Pastor's Assistants in the Yates Association than in many other 
Associations of our state. From every practical point of view the Yates Association 
should be one of the strongest Associations in the state. Actually, she is one of the 
weakest and will so remain as long as our local program for missions is divided between 
the Council and the Association. 

TWELFTH : The challenge to the Yates Association for mission work is un- 
equalled by any other Association in the state. We have our schools and colleges; we 
have our hospitals and prisons, our institutions for the aged and infirmed. We have 
our manufacturing concerns, our large farm areas. Our numerous young churches 
and rapidly growing residential communities demand attention. We have all of the 
crying needs of the great city to challenge us to unity and progress in the work of 
the kingdom of God. Anything divisive among us should be eliminated. 

THIRTEENTH: Every one of our churches in the Yates Association is interested 
in mission work, both at home and abroad. There isn't one, if given a chance to say 
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in the Watts Hospital area, on Club Boulevard, in the Huckleberry Springs community, 
or wherever else reasonable locations might be found. To be sure, some of the 
churches nearby might be hostile to another church's coming in what they consider 
their community, but this is not a new experience to the Council. As has been recently 
pointed out, the organization of Holloway Street Church was opposed both by Edge- 
mont and Angier Avenue Churches. Nevertheless, Holloway Street is a thriving church 
today. Angier Avenue and Edgemont are in good fellowship with the church and are 
grateful to God for the fine work it is doing. Such local opposition would be overcome 
in time and harmony restored when the majority of churches in our Association back 
the project and see that the work is done. 

FOURTEENTH : Finally, if the stronger churches of our Association give their 
main support to the Baptist Council, who will finance a forward moving prograrri for 
the Association? Of the 17 churches in the Association not affiliated with the Council 
only five have ever been very strong in the support of Associational work. These small 
churches need the assistance of their stronger sisters rather than to be left with the 
burden of the work in the Association. 

Therefore, Mr. Chairman, I make the motion that the Associational Board recom- 
mend to the Yates Association, in its October meeting, that the Association request the 
Baptist Council of Durham and Vicinity, Inc., to turn over its work to the Association 
with all of its privileges, responsibilities, and obligations. 

John H. Knight, Moderator. 

September 19, 1950. 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

For twenty-five years the Cooperative Program has proved to be the best plan yet 
devised for the financial support of all Kingdom work in our state and throughout 
our Southern Baptist Convention. 

We are beginning to realize that there is added strength for all our denominational 
work when we learn to cooperate in Kingdom matters. It is encouraging to see ever 
larger numbers of churches catching step in simultaneous revival efforts. We suppose 
the largest such undertaking in our denominational history was during the past spring 
when most of the churches west of the Mississippi River joined hands and hearts in a 
great Evangelistic Crusade. Many people were saved and there were large numbers 
added to the churches. The weakest point in that crusade was where individual churches 
had not learned to work together in an all-out effort to win the lost. 

For several years many associations have been working in cooperative-simultaneous 
efforts in evangelism with encouraging reports of success. Dr. J. C. Canipe, our State 
Secretary of Evangelism has done a marvelous work in calling upon our churches to 
see the importance of marching together in this most important work. Where it has 
been faithfully tested, the brethren seem to think this is the most fruitful way to win 
the lost to Christ. There is an urgent need for a perennial revival in all our churches 
but there is also need that we unite our efforts in simultaneous revivals. 

We recommend that every church in the Yates Association enter vigorously into the 
Evangelistic Crusade March 25-April 8, 195 1, when all the churches east of the 
Mississippi are called upon to cooperate in what may be the greatest united effort in 
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We recommend also that beginning from this annual session of our Association that 
every church effect whatever organization necessary to press this crusade with all our 
might, until the spiritual fires of Evangelism burn brightly in every phase of our 
church life, and spread to all our homes with the life giving message "Jesus Saves!" 

Henry B. Anderson, Chairman. 

REPORT OF W.M.U. SUPERINTENDENT 
October 1, 1949-September 30, 1950 

Number of Churches in Association 38 

Number of W.M.U. organizations: W.M.S. 37 j Y.W.A. 18 j G.A. 425 

R.A. 295 S.B. 28 Total— 155 (Gain 8%) 

Number of new organizations: W.M.S. 2; G.A. yj R.A. 6^ S.B. 5 

Total — 20 (Increase of 14) 
Number of members: W.M.S. 2232; Y.W.A. 176 j G.A. 514; 

R.A. 248; S.B. 726 Total— 3896 (Gain 9.3%) 

Number of organizations observing Seasons of Prayer: 
Foreign Missions: 98 (Increase of 6) 
Home Missions: iii (Increase of 4) 
State Missions: loi (Increase of 8) 

Number of tithers: W.M.S. 697J Y.P. 580 Total — 1277 (Gain 15%) 

(In Raleigh Division, Yates Associational W.M.U. ranks first in average 
number of tithers per organization.) 
Number of mission study classes: W.M.S. 845 Y.P. 151 .. . .Total — 235 (Increase of 6) 

Number of W.M.S. members enrolled in mission study classes 2515 (Gain 57%) 

Average number of organizations engaged monthly in directed 

community missions: W.M.S. 31 j Y.P. 69 Total — 100 

Average number of members engaged monthly in directed community 

missions: W.M.S. 1464} Y.P. 871 Total — 2335 (Gain 29%) 

Gifts to Cooperative Program: W.M.S. $20,512,405 Y.P. $2,971.78 

Total Gifts to Cooperative Program $23,484.18 (10% Increase) 
Gifts to Special W.M.U. Offerings: W.M.S. $8,424,765 Y.P. $1,461.07 

Total to Special W.M.U. Offerings $9,885.83 (8% Increase) 
Total Gifts to Cooperative Program and Special W.M.U. Offerings 

$33)370-01 (9-8% Increase) 

YATES BAPTIST TRAINING UNION 

The Training Union Director of the Yates Association wishes to express his appre- 
ciation to the fine corps of ofiicers who have assisted most cooperatively in every phase 
of the work which has been promoted this year. 

Four mass meetings were held during the year and each was well attended. 

1. The Mobilization Night program was held at Edgemont Baptist Church on 
December 8 presenting the various phases of work for the new year. 

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March 21, and the following winners represented our association at the Regional Con- 
vention in Burlington, April 21 and 22. 
Adult Bible Reading — D. J. Booth, Bethesda. 
Young People's Speakers — Christine Ferrell, Bethesda. 
Intermediate Sword Drill — Barbara Eddins, Bethesda. 

Junior Scripture Memory Work — Ann Adams, Lowes Grove; Ann Shipp, Lowes Grove j 
Nancy Adams, Lowes Grove; Patricia Ann Morgan, Lowes Grove; Patricia Ann 
Leathers, Bethesda; Evelyn Ray, Bethesda. 

Hymn Festival — Bethesda Choir. 

(Several of the Lowes Grove and Bethesda Juniors won first place in the state 

assemblies at Caswell and at Fruitland.) 

3. On June 1 5 a mass meeting was held at Berea featuring a picnic in addition 
to the regular program. 

4. The officers and leaders conference at Mt. Gilead on September 19 concluded the 
years work. The year's total attendance was about 746. 

In addition to the four mass meetings an executive council meeting was held at 
Lowes Grove in May. 

We are grateful to the friendly spirit of cooperation among our pastors who were 
featured as speakers at the meetings: Rev. J. Winston Pearce, Rev. H. B. Anderson, 
Rev. Calvin S. Knight, and Rev. Warren T. Carr. 

The officers for the 1949-50 year were: 
Director: Rev. John Lennon 
Associate Director: Mrs. Ruby Olive 
Pastor Advisor: Rev. Ernest Bailes 
Secretary-Treasurer: Miss Janet Tarlton 
Story Hour Leader: Mrs. W. E. Byrd, Jr. 
Junior Leader: Miss Nannie Mae Herndon 
Intermediate Leader: Miss Doris Palmer 
Young Peoples Leader: Miss Virginia Highfill 
Adult Leader: Rev. John H. Knight 
Chorister: Rev. Claude White 
Pianist: Mrs. Robert Dunagan 

It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the Yates Baptist Association for the 
past year. 

John Lennon, Director, Associational Training Union. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

It is a known fact and has been widely stated that so far as Southern Baptist 
work is concerned that North Carolina is second only to Texas in numbers and in 
program. Among other things that make us proud to be North Carolina Baptists is the 
fact that last year when Southern Baptists were driving toward a goal of 600,000 in net 
enrollment gain in the Sunday Schools that North Carolina led the entire Southland in 
net enrollment gain. For once at least we led Texas. The figure is not complete as 
yet, but we are anxiously waiting for the final report on our goal of 500,000 net enroll- 
ment gain for the past year and for the standing of North Carolina in the outcome. 



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In our own Association, of the 40 churches reporting (this includes the two which 
became a part of the Association yesterday) we show a Sunday School enrollment of 
14,325 as against 13,891 reported last year. This shows a net gain for the year of 
434. 23 of our churches reported a gain in Sunday School enrollment while only 12 
reported a loss. In brief, our association reports a net enrollment gain of 31%. An 
addition of the average attendance figures for the past year shows a total of 7,276 as 
against 7,022 reported last year. Of course many things such as weather and special 
events are to be taken into consideration when comparing average attendances. One part 
of the report which is not good is the fact that only 17 churches out of the 40 report 
a Cradle Roll Department. We would hope that the remaining 23 churches could 
catch the vision of the ministry of the Sunday School in the homes of these babies before 
they are old enough to attend Sunday School. Many times the enrollment of a baby 
means the winning of a complete family to the Sunday School and many many times 
it leads to the winning of a father, a mother, or both to Christ. Also only i 3 churches 
reported an Extension Department. This department as you know ministers to those 
who are not able to attend Sunday School because of their work or for health reasons. 
This is for those who CANNOT come, not for those who will not come. This Exten- 
sion Ministry of the Sunday School helps to reach out to every member of every famil)' 
which is our slogan this year — the middle year of a 3-year plan for reaching families. 
Our Vacation Bible School reported an enrollment this year of 4,151 as against 3,935 
reported last year. This shows a gain of 216 or 5%. Again this year Mrs. Harold 
Perry and Mr. Bradley will attend the Vacation Bible School clinic at Fruitland and 
again this year we set out to reach every church in the Association with a Vacation 
Bible School. This year, only 4 churches report NO SCHOOL and 2 of these are 
the new ones just admitted to the Association. This year, let's make it ''Every church." 
Your Association Officers stand ready to help you with yours if needed. 

Now for the coming year, the Sunday School has a very vital part in preparation 
for the simultaneous Revivals in the spring. Folowing are the suggestions made by 
Mr. Barnette, Southwide secretary of our Sunday School work: 

1. Every church observe January Bible Study Week if possible, the week of 
January 1-5. How can we better begin the year than by a study of Dr. R. G. Lee's 
new book on "The Bible and Prayer." We hope that every church wil study this book. 
Order the books now! 

2. Take a census of your own church community. The suggested date for this is 
February 4th to be followed with an enlargement campaign the next week when we seek 
to enlarge our present organizations with new departments and classes to take care of the 
new folk we will reach. The suggestion is that we gather each night in the week 
for a study of Mr. Barnette's book "The place of the Sunday School in Evangelism." 

3. Use the Sunday School for Evangelism. All other functions of the Sunday School 
fade into the background and make way for the main theme — that of winning people 
to Christ. There is no need for a separate organization for Evanglism in the church. 
We already have the proper organization in the Sunday School. 

We accept the marching slogan suggested by our Southwide Sunday School Depart- 
ment and pledge ourselves this year to focus our work on Evangelism and on the theme 
"Take your Family to Sunday School." 



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REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

1950 

Our Baptist Hospital has become a haven of hope for thousands of sick persons each 
year throughout North Carolina. It provides the highest type of medical service for 
the sick of all classes. It is our means of carrying on the healing ministry of Jesus. 

Last year 9,700 patients were cared for in the Hospital and 90,000 visits were made 
to the clinics for examinations and treatments. About half of these were persons with 
little or no money j they were provided free professional care by the doctors, and were 
given additional financial assistance with the cost of the service they received. 

This free service was provided largely by our Mother's Day offerings which 
amounted to $128,900.00. Other assistance came from various health and welfare 
agencies, the Duke Endowment, and individual gifts. All this added together enabled the 
Hospital to provide free service amounting to $312,500.00, in addition to the work 
of the doctors. And yet, many could not be given as much financial assistance as they 
needed because the Hospital did not have sufficient funds. 

We are happy to report that at this date the Mother's Day offerings this year are 
running ahead of those last year. The reports from the special offerings to raise 
$700,000.00 toward the building of the new South Wing to the Hospital are most 
encouraging. It looks now as if the full amount will be raised when all the churches 
have made their offerings and sent in the money. The 150 new beds this enlargement 
will provide will relieve the great shortage and enable the Hospital to admit the sick 
more promptly. 

The School of Nursing is admitting one of the largest classes in it's history and it 
looks as if it will be one of the best. It has applications from far more than it can 
accommodate. The Medical School has likewise had one of its best years. 

The Department of Religion is growing and becoming more effective as a part 
of the life and work of the Hospital. Through the generous support of a friend 
another Chaplain is being added to the staff. The Department of Religion seeks 
through its ministry to help make the Baptist Hospital a genuinely Christian institution 
of healing and teaching. 

REPORT OF MISSIONS COMMITTEE 

Your Missions Committee has sought in a limited way to give general supervision 
to our superintendent of mission during the past year. 

For your information, we wish to give to you our general understanding with our 
superintendent : 

1. That he be paid as set up in the budget and approved by the Association. 

2. That he have two weeks vacation. 

3. That he have the privilege of holding two revival meetings per year and keep 
what ever remuneration he may receive for his services. 

4. That he have the privilege of giving up to three weeks to denominational work 
outside the Association. 

5. That he have the privilege of attending such State and Southwide Conventions 
and meetings as may be deemed wise by the committee. 

6. That he shall turn over to our Associational Treasurer any money received for 



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services rendered in the Association except for the two revivals referred to above. Any 
pastor or church using our Superintendent as a supply will be expected to remunerate 
him as any other supply and this remuneration is to be turned to our Treasurer by him. 
Our suggestions to the Superintendent are: 

1. That he work along the general line of promotion, education and evangelism 
anywhere within the bounds of the Association giving special attention to our rural 
churches. 

2. That he work in close cooperation with our Moderator, Sunday School Superin- 
tendent, Training Union Director, and W.M.U. Superintendent, and they in turn are 
urged to work in close cooperation with him. 

3. That he not accept the responsibility of supplying for any church over a pro- 
longed period of time. 

We feel that much progress has been made during the past year and it is our hope 
and belief that greater progress can and ought to be made this year. 

W. Bryant Carr. 

HISTORY OF OLIVE CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 

Garland A. Hendricks 

The community which now embraces the membership of Olive Chapel Baptist 
Church was settled later than the nearby river valleys by independent people who had 
good blood in their veins. By 1850 they were plagued with gambling on horse races 
along a stretch of road between Cotten's Cross Roads and a tavern called New Ruin. 

Eleven citizens of the community chartered a Baptist church with the assistance 
of three young ministers who lived nearby: Jesse Howell, Johnson Olive, and John C. 
Wilson. A revival broke out the day the church was constituted and its spirit has 
continued until now. 

Delegates asked for membership in the Raleigh Baptist Association in 1851, and 
the church was duly received. Its earliest contributions of money went for missions 
in China, where Matthew T. Yates was at work. The members at Olive Chapel knew 
him and his family personally. 

Members of the new church felt a need for applying religion to all aspects of life, 
and by 1854 they authorized Elder Johnson Olive to build and operate a school on the 
church property. 

By the time of the outbreak of the War Between the States the membership grew 
to more than 200, which was quite large for a country church at that time. One- 
fourth of these were slaves. Following the War the church helped the Negroes build a 
church for themselves nearby, and granted letters of dismissal as they were requested. 

During reconstruction years the church was blessed with sound homegrown pastoral 
leadership, as it had been from its beginning. The three ministers who helped constitute 
the church alternated as pastor for a number of years. 

In 1894. the church called to its pastorate a 36 year old native of the community, 
William S. Olive, who led his home folks to some of their greatest achievements in a 
thirty-three year ministry. Before his retirement in 1926 the Sunday School met re- 
quirements of the A-i Sunday School Standard as outlined by the Sunday School Board 
of the Southern Baptist Convention. He devoted his full time to its ministry after 



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1914. He and the church acquired fame throughout the nation during the World 
War when both the Country Gentleman and the American Magazine told about his work. 
Later he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity by his alma mater, 
Wake Forest College. Thus for the first seventy-six years of its life the church pros- 
pered under the leadership of pastors who were reared nearby and were known to 
everybody: Johnson Olive, Jesse Howell, John C. Wilson, Orren Churchill, Henry W. 
Norris, and William S. Olive. 

Since 1926 a progressive course has been pursued under the leadership of Dr. C. R. 
Pittard, W. Wilbur Hutchins, and William H. Corbitt. The lay leadership in the church 
deserves much credit for the accomplishments of the church throughout its history. This 
year the church celebrated its one hundreth anniversary and concluded a seven year 
ministry of Garland A. Hendricks. 

For one hundred years the church has maintained a strong emphasis on evangelism, 
education, community service, and world missions. While maintaining a high degree 
of independence as a local autonomous church, its people have contributed loyally and 
generously to the work of the Baptist denomination, one year sending as much as 
seventy cents out of each dollar received for the support of denominational projects. 
Its strength has come from competent lay leadership, long pastorates, broad com- 
munity service, and generous support of world missions enterprises. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

We wish to express our appreciation to the Lowe's Grove and the Temple Baptist 
Churches and their pastors for their wonderful hospitality in entertaining the Association 
and to the ladies of the Churches for serving such well prepared food. Also for the 
beautiful flower arrangements. 

That we express our love and appreciation to our retiring clerk. Rev. C. C. Smith, 
and our Treasurer, Mr. O. A. Johnson, for their faithful services. 

We wish to express our appreciation to each and every one for their contribution to 
the program, including sincere appreciation ot our Song Leader, Rev. Claude W. 
White, and to those who have assisted in the music. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Rev. C. N. Royal, Chairman^ 
Mr. G. C. Cooke, 
Mrs. W. O. Andrews, 
Committee. 

ALLIED CHURCH LEAGUE 

As Christian people we deplore the existing conditions in our city, county, state, 
and nation with regard to intoxicating drinks. Baptist people have stood by covenant 
against this damnable evil through the years: "To abstain from the sale of and use 
of intoxicating drinks as a beverage." We would encourage all of our churches to 
rethink their position on this matter and to take positive steps to educate their con- 
stituency as to prevailing conditions in our modern society and the evil thereof. We 
would that our people not only discourage drinking but the handling of intoxicants in 
any form or the condoning of their manufacture, sale, and use. 

We commend the General Board of the North Carolina State Convention for leading 



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us in the support of the Allied Church League, and would pledge our prayerful interest 
and backing to the Reverend Mr. Haus, its capable Executive Secretary. We approve 
all organized effort directed toward the outlawing of alcoholic drinks. We are grateful 
for foundations, research, conferences, and every means of education which informs the 
general public as to the true facts concerning the effects of alcohol. We unite in 
prayer that this scourge against human decency may soon be removed from our land. 

John H. Knight, 
Charles C. Smith. 

REPORT OF THE CLERK 

Most regretfully do I present to you my last report as Clerk of our beloved Asso- 
ciation. Some time ago I asked the chairman of the Nominating Committee not to 
present my name as Clerk for another year, as, at my age, the work has become too 
burdensome to me. It was at this church, Lowe's Grove, that 1 was first elected Clerk 
of the Mount Zion Association, and I served until 1920, when I moved from Durham. 
Then, after I had returned to Durham, and at death of our beloved W. O. Williams 
in 1944, I was again elected to this place of service. When the Yates Association was 
organized in 1948, you elected me as your Clerk, and again in 1949. 

I thank you for your trust and for the opportunity thus to have served you. 

(Here the Clerk presented some statistical facts as to the work of 1950, but these 
may be obtained from the statistical tables in these Minutes.) 

Let me bring your attention to some items of interest which I gleaned from the letters 
of a few of our churches. 

The Berea Church has adopted the Unified Budget j Cedar Fork has moved up to 
full time preaching, as has the Red Mountain Church j Angier Avenue Church has 
adopted the Rotating System of the election of Deacons 5 Durham Memorial Church has 
completed the outside of its building and has beautified the church grounds; on October 
I, 1950, Grace Church began to occupy its magnificent $250,000.00 new building; 
Immanuel Church completed and occupied its lovely new edifice this year; Maryland 
Avenue and Plain View Churches were organized in 1950; a member of Gorman 
Church presented that church with a Hammond Organ with chimes; Lystra Church 
purchased an electric organ; Mount Gilead Church has this graphic statement in its 
letter: "We have installed a new heating plant, adopted the *The Lord's Acre' plan, 
improved the church grounds, and raised the pastor's salary." Mount Pisgah has begun 
the erection of a new brick building, and has $23,000.00 in the building fund, and 
Lowe's Grove dedicated its magnificant new building this year. 

(At the conclusion of the Clerk's report the Association gave him a rising vote of 
appreciation. . 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ACTIVITIES 

Annual Meetings 

Annual Associational meeting, Tuesday and Wednesday after fourth Sunday in 
October. 

Annual meeting of the Woman's Missionary Union. 
Vacation Bible School Clinic. In May. 



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Monthly Meetings 
Ministers Conference. Monday after the Second Sunday. 

Associational Board Meeting. Following mass meeting on Associational Night. 
Associational Night. Meeting on Tuesday after the Third Sunday. Training Union, 
Sunday School and Missions rotating as last year. 

Simultaneous and Cooperative Projects: ^ 
January Bible Study, January 1-5, 195 1. 

Simultaneous Study Course sponsored by Training Union on Soul Winning. February 
25 and week following. 

Evangelistic Campaign. Beginning March 25. 

Youth Rally sponsored by the W.M.U. Associational night, August. 

Deacons' Week, November 5 following. 

Note: As soon after the State Convention as the dates for state work can be secured 
they will be incorporated with dates for our Associational work. From them we will 
work out a calendar and distribute among our leaders. 

Major project for 1952. Training Union Enlargement Campaign. 



PROGRAM 

Second Annual Session 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

OF THE 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
WATTS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH 

April 25, 1950 
Mrs. W. V. Byers, Superintendent, Presiding 

Hostess Churches : Ebenezer, Grey Stone, Guess Road, Immanuel, Mt. Hermon, 
Mt. Moriah, Rose of Sharon, Watts Street. 

Theme : "Abounding in the Work of the Lord" 

Moments of Worship: 10:00 A.M. 

Hymn 385 : "Christ for the World We Sing" 

Devotional Thoughts: "This Work Is the Lord's" 

Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, State Second Vice-President 

Special Music: 

Mrs. H. H. Rand, Soloist, Watts Street 
Miss Betty Engleman, Accompanist, Watts Street 

Prayer Miss Doris Palmer, Educational Director, Grace Church 

Welcome Mrs. C. S. Green, Watts Street 

Response Mrs. Jodie H. Shipp, Cedar Fork 

Business: Roll Call, Recognitions, Appointments 
"The Work Is Great" 

Mrs. W. V. Byers, Superintendent; Mrs. C. H. Walton, Young People's Leader; 
Mr. Harry Byrd, Royal Ambassador Counselor 

"Abounding in the Grace of Giving" Mrs. S. E. Dennis, Stevv^ardship Chairman 

^'Cooperating in the Work of the Lord" 

Miss Laura Frances Snow, State Field Representative 

Hymn 381 : "Jesus Shall Reign" 
Announcements 

Vocal Solo : "The Ninety-First Psalm" Mac Dermid 

Mrs. Estella Cox, Grace 

"The Work of the Lord in China" Mrs. D. F. Stamps, Missionary to China 

Prayer Mrs. John T. Craig, Temple 

Lunch: 12:30-1:30 



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Hymn 201 : "Jesus Calls Us" 
Scripture Reading and Prayer 
Abounding in : 

"The Study of Missions" Mrs. W. L. Alford, Mission Study Chairman 

Mrs. Troy Mize, Literature Chairman 
"Faithful Witnessing". . . .Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Jr., Community Missions Chairman 

"The Work of Winning the Lost" Rev. Warren Carr, Pastor, Watts Street Church 

"Preparation for the Work of the Lord" 

Mrs. John H. Knight, Training School and Margaret Fund Chairman 
Hymn 321 : "Lord Speak to Me" 
Business: Committee Reports, Election of Officers 

Dedicatory Prayer Mrs. C. L. Haywood, Durham First 

Closing Meditation and Prayer: "Your Labor Is Not in Vain in the Lord" 

Mrs. W. A. Mitchener, Divisional Superintendent 

NOTES 

Mrs. W. V. Byers, Superintendent, has been called to Asheville, Alabama, due to 
the illness of her mother. Mrs. Charles D. Faucette, Associate Superintendent, grace- 
fully presided in her absence. 

"The Pageant of the Pin" was given in place of Mrs. Byers' report. Mrs. J. T. 
Craig was in charge and those taking part were: Miss Cora Lee Cannon; Mrs. E. T. 
Newton; Mrs. Wayland A. Godwin; Mrs. Pearl Hall and Mrs. Aldridge. 

Mrs. S. E. Dennis, presented her stewardship report in the form of two treasure 
chests. They contained treasures we all possess, time, talent, money, etc. One was 
locked with selfishness and greed. The other was opened by tithes and offerings that 
these talents may be used for the glory of God and the good of man. 

Miss Virginia Highfill, missionary appointee to Japan, in speaking to the Mission 
Study report told how her call came for Foreign Mission Service through teaching a 
Mission Study book on Japan. 

Mrs. John H. Knight was also absent because of the illness of her mother. Mrs. 
Wingate Jones presented her report on the Training School and Margaret Fund. 

A telegram was read from Mrs. Byers showing that her love and prayers were with 
us. A motion was made and carried that a telegram be sent to her. 

Two societies, Durham Memorial and Lowe's Grove, were given certificates for 
having attained the A-i Standard for the year. 

Mrs. W. A. Mitchener, Divisional Superintendent, was absent because of illness 
and her part on the program was omitted. 

There were eighteen of the thirty-five churches having a Misionary Society repre- 
sented with an attendance of 250. Group No. i, Mrs. Wayland A. Godwin, chairman, 
was hostess. The churches comprising this group are: Ebenezer, Grey Stone, Guess 
Road, Mt. Hermon, Mt. Moriah, Immanuel, Rose of Sharon and Watts Street. 



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ANNUAL REPORT FROM YOUNG PEOPLE'S LEADER 

We have made a steady progress in every phase of our Young- People's work during 
the past year. And it goes to show that someone has been aware of our Young 
People, and I am very glad to report that we have twelve new organizations reported 
this past year, with 1 5 new ones this first quarter. 

New Organizations: 12 — 15 this first quarter } Total 27 over last year. 
Total Young People's Organizations: 115. 
Total Membership: 1,4.52. 

A-I Organizations: 4 G.A.'s; i R.A.; 2 S.B.'sj Total 7. 

Missions Study Courses: 166. 

Members Reading a Missionary Book: 262. 

New Tithers: 153. 

Total Tithers: 446. 

Number Engaged in Community Missions: 852. 
Gifts to the Cooperative Program 1949: $4,469.83. 
Special Gifts: $1,760.01. 
Observing the seasons of Prayer : 

Home Missions, 79; State Missions, 66; Foreign Missions, 69. 
Attending Camps: G.A.'s, 5; R.A.'s, 3; Y.W.A., 10; Total 18. 

Respectfully submitted, 
' Mrs. C. H. Walton, 

Young Peofle^s Leader. 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP CHAIRMAN 

Who among us has not a cherished piece of silver that tarnishes with disuse? 
Long disuse makes the treasure a dull, blackened thing, which must be polished with 
painstaking care to restore its shining, glowing beauty. 

Stewardship is a Christian's cherished possession. It is a sterling vessel for world- 
wide service. Many Christians push aside this valuable vessel until it corrodes in 
disuse and they themselves become blackened and useless in selfishness and sin. 

Stewardship education, as designed by Woman's Missionary Union, will polish away 
all signs of ignorance, carelessness and faithlessness. It will make every Christian glow 
in heavenly beauty and add multiple joys to living. 

Too many Baptists have long neglected to use their stewardship of time, talents, and 
possessions fully for the advancement of the Kingdom of God, Our past efforts have 
produced some glowing spots. Let us polish with painstaking care during the year 
ahead so that our stewardship will glow in shining beauty to bring the commendation 
of our Master and light souls into the Kingdom of God. 

Statistical Report : 
Number of new tithers: W.M.S. 54; Young People 68. 
Total number of tithers: W.M.S, 638; Young People 293. 
Number of stewardship classes: W.M.S, 8; Young People 30. 
Number of societies promoting a stewardship emphasis week: 3. 

Number of Young People's organizations using W.M.U. stewardship education plans 
regularly: 41. 



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Second Annual Session 



Number of churches observing Church Night of Stewardship: lo. 

Number of organizations participating in Church Night of Stewardship: Y.W.A. loj 
G.A. 16} R.A. 175 Sunbeam 8. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. S. E. Dennis, 

Steivards/iif Chairman. 

REPORT OF MISSION STUDY CHAIRMAN 

Mission Study is as important, if not more important, than any other phase of 
our W.M.U. work. Through Mission Study we become missionary educated. We 
learn of the fields at home and abroad, and we clearly see the needs. Without study 
the cause of missions will not progress. 

May we emphasize over and over the importance of Mission Study to our own 
society. Place the emphasis on more Mission Study for the young people. They are 
the missionaries and preachers of tomorrow. 

While we did have an over all increase in Mission Study our Association is not in 
the top brackets. It is my hope that we shall grow in study to the extent that several 
societies will be able to report 100% reading by every member of every society and 
auxiliary in the W.M.U. We need more reading circles and Missionary Round Tables 
in our Association. More properly taught and conducted classes. The new question 
on the quarterly blanks should be filled out correctly. This means all the reading 
done by the entire membership. 

On October 26, 1949, a very successful Mission Study Institute was held at the 
Edgemont Church. The series of books on Japan were taught and there were classes 
for every age group. Eighteen of the thirty-five churches in the Association were repre- 
sented with an enrollment of one hundred. It is my hope that this can be repeated 
each year with the interest and attendance growing with the years. 

I am proud of the work done by this Association this past year and hqpe to be 
even more so in the year just beginning. It will be a joy to work with the Mission 
Study Chairmen of each society in this year 1950. May we *'Study to show ourselves 
approved" as "Laborers together with God." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. W. L. Alford, 

Mission Study Chairman. 

REPORT OF COMMUNITY MISSIONS CHAIRMAN 

As community mission Chairman for the New Association (Yates) we are grateful 
to the Lord who supplies our every need whatever the need may be, and we really 
stood in great need of his guidance in leading the W.M.U. members in a most challeng- 
ing task as community mission offer, and with the fine cooperation we have had from 
the community mission chairmen of the various societies, we feel that we have at least 
made an opening that in years to come we will be able to fill. The most far reaching 
project of the year was the sponsoring a banquet under the direction of Rev. Clyne 
Parks, Minister of Baptist students at Duke University for the Baptist students enrolled 
at Duke. And there has been a great interest shown in the open door that we have 



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43 



at Butner Training school. Our cup ran over with joy at Christmas time of 1949 
to know that we as W.M.U. members had been instrumental in supplying- the children 
with Christmas gifts to the extent that there was not a forgotten boy or girl in the 
school on Christmas morning. We have organized a Community Missions Council 
and have meetings as often as the need arises, but we hope in the future we can have 
council meetings quarterly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Jr., 
Chairman. 

TREASURER'S REPORT 



Receipts 

Gift from Mt. Zion Jr. Camp Fund $ 56.40 

Progress Fund Receipts 188.50 



Total $244.90 

Disbursements 

General Expenses: 

Superintendent $ 32.89 

Young People's Leader 46.25 

Community Missions Chairman 6.94 

Mission Study Chairman 2.80 

R. A. Counselor 1.50 

Divisional 5.00 

Missionary Speakers: 

At Association 5.00 

At R. A. Rally 5.00 

At Mission Study Institute 5.00 

Printing: 

Programs 10.50 

Stationery 21.25 

Mimeographing 3.00 

Secretary's Supplies: 

Minute and Note Book 2.37 

Check Books 2.00 

Cards and Stamps 6.75 

Gifts: 

To Mrs. George N. Harward 10.00 

To Miss Ora Alford 5.00 

Miscellaneous: 

Design Used at Annual Meeting 5.15 

Paid Mt. Zion on Deficit 5.33 



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Second Annual Session 



Supplies for Mission Study Institute 1.09 

Baptist Book Store 2.37 



Total $185.19 

Total Receipts $244.90 

Total Disbursements $185.19 



Balance Brought Forward $ 59.71 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. J. L. Murrell, 
Treasurer. 

RESOLUTIONS OF APPRECIATION 

We, the women of the Yates Association W.M.U. in its Second Annual Session wish 
to express our appreciation and gratitude to the Watts Street Baptist Church, to Mrs. 
C. S. Green, president of the Watts Street W.M.S., to Mrs. Wayland A. Godwin, 
Leader of Group No. i, and to their committees for their gracious hospitality. 

To our guest speaker, Mrs. D. F. Stamps of China, Miss Laura Frances Snow of 
Raleigh, our State Representative, we say "Thank you" for such inspiring and chal- 
lenging messages. 

To the pastor. The Reverend Warren Carr for his uplifting message and for the 
inspiring devotional given by Mrs. R. B. Wilkins we are indeed grateful. 

To Mrs. W. V. Byers, our beloved and most capable superintendent, and other offi- 
cers for planning this splendid program, and especially to our Associate Superintendent, 
Mrs. Charles D. Faucette, who presided so beautifully in the absence of Mrs. Byers 
due to the illness of her mother, we express our deep gratitude. 

To Mrs. H. H. Rand and Mrs. Estelle Cox for their inspiring message in song, to 
Miss Betty Engleman, the accompanist, and to all others who had a part in making our 
day so enjoyable we are indebted. 

To the ladies of Group No. i and to the hostess church and their social chairman, 
Mrs. W. A. Lyon prepared and served such a delicious lunch and for the numerous 
comforts provided for us this day we gratefully say "Thank you." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. W. Jethro Broadwell, 

Com. Chairman 
Mrs. Edward \. Parrish 
Mrs. H. J. Randolph 
Committee. 

REPORT OF TIME AND PLAGE COMMITTEE 

The Lakewood Baptist Church and Woman's Missionary Society, through its 
president, Mrs. V. B. Weaver, extends a cordial invitation to the Yates Association 



Yates Baptist Association 



45 



W.M.U. to meet with them in 1951 with the Group No. 2 to be hostess. The time 
to be decided by the State W.M.U. office. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Percy Horton, Chairman 
Mrs. Wayland A. Godwin 
Mrs. E. T. Newton 
Mrs. C. N. Royal 
Committee. 

REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

We, the Nominating Committee of the Yates Association W.M.U. present the names 
of the following officers to be elected to serve for the year 1950-51 : 

Suferintendent : Mrs. W. V. Byers, 1715 W. Pettigrew St., Durham. 

Associate Suferintendent : Mrs. Charles D. Faucette, 1307 Dollar Ave., Durham.. 

Young People's Director: Mrs. James A. Logan, 2512 State St., Durham. 

Royal Ambassador Counselor: Mr. Worth Booth, Route No. 3, Durham. 

Mission Study Chairman: Mrs. W. L. Alford, 217 N. Briggs Ave., Durham. 

Community Missions Chairman: Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Jr., 21 12 Block St., Durham. 

Stenvardshif : Mrs. S. E. Dennis, 3405 Hillsboro Rd., Durham. 

Training School and Margaret Fund: Mrs. John H. Knight, Route No. 4, Durham. 
Literature: Mrs. Troy Mize, 201 W. Markham Ave., Durham. 
Historian: Mrs. E. Clyde Johnson, loii Minerva Ave., Durham. 
Secretary-Treasurer: Mrs. J. L. Murrell, 612 Shepherd St., Durham. 
Group Leaders: 

Group No. I, Mrs. Wayland A. Godwin, Route No. 2, Chapel Hill. 
Group No. 2, Mrs. Percy Horton, Route No. i, Durham. 
Group No. 3, Mrs. E. T. Newton, 15 15 Hermitage Court, Durham. 
Group No. 4, Mrs. C. N. Royal, 301 N. Briggs Ave., Durham. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. L. D. Hamlin 

Chairman 
Mrs. W. a. Godwin 
Mrs. Percy Horton 
Mrs. E. T. Newton 
Mrs. C. N. Royal 
Committee. 



46 



Second Annual Session 



Our Dead 

Bells— Mrs. A. L. Perkins. 

Berea — Mrs. Sallie Fowler, Mrs. Sallie Vickers, Mrs. G. M. Parrish, Mr. 
G. M. Parrish, Mr. E. H. Riddle. 

Cedar Fork — Mr. Wiley Pope. 

Alston Avenue, Durham — Mr. Earl Williams. 

Angier Avenue, Durham — Mrs. J. W. H. Adams, Mrs. J. R. Glover, Mr. 
W. E. Haley, Rev. W. G. Hall, Pastor Emeritus^ Mr. D. C. Harward, 
Mrs. E. R. Hayes, Mrs. Ella Lawson, Mr. J. L. Lynn, Mrs. Ira Mangum, 
Mrs. Hattie Melvin, Mrs. Sallie Oakley, Mr. T. H. Olive, Mrs. Q. L. 
Powell, Mr. K. T. Woods. 

Bethesda, Durham — Mr. J. P. Jones, Mrs. Eula Cash, Mrs. H. C. Tilley, 
Mrs. Sarah Ann Hopson, Mrs. Robert L. Williams. 

Braggtown — Mrs. Douglas Scyism, Mrs. M. L. Carter, Mrs. M. A. Biggers, 
Mr. J. T. Harper. 

Durham Memorial, Durham — Mrs. J. M. Perry, Mr. Clyde Stephenson. 

Edgemont, Durham — Mrs. Lillie Sykes, Mr. R. L. Dillehay, Mrs. W. A. 
Thomason, Mrs. J. C. Veasey, Deacon G. G. Hall, Mrs. Mollie Stafford, 
Deacon R. H. Palmer. 

First — Mr. Henry Barge, Mrs. J. B. Bock, Mr. Joseph C. Bullock, Mrs. J. C. 
Cheek, Mr. T. Leonard Cheek, Miss May Childress, Mr. R. D. Coley, 
Mrs. Samuel A. Crabtree, Miss Kate Durham, Mr. Robert S. Harris, Mr. 
Thomas W. Jones, Mrs. A. A. Manor, Mrs. Mittie Markham, Mr, Thorn- 
ton Morris, Mr. W. T. Pollard, Mrs. B. W. Rogers, Mrs. W. M. Strain, 
Mrs. B. G. Styron, Mrs. B. L. Tyree. 

Grace — Mrs. J D. Riggan, Mr. Paul Mangum, Mrs. Lula Cash, Mr. J. P. 
Woody, Mrs. Sarah Hutchins, Mr. L. L. Clark. 

Grey Stone, Durham — Mrs. R. J. Cox, Mrs. T. H. Poe, Mr. A. W. Rigsbee, 
Mr. Elbert Stone, Mr. L. D. Barefoot, Mr. W. P. Sneed, Miss Nellie Coley. 

Guess Road, Durham — Mr. Wade Garrett. 



Yates Baptist Association 



Our Dead 

Holloway Street, Durham — Mr. D. G. O'Neal, Mr. Robert D. Strafford. 

Temple, Durham — Mrs. Alice Faulkner, Mrs. W. R. Walker, Mr. R. K. 
Lashley, Mrs. Martha Murphy, Miss Jane Stallings, Mrs. C. C. Nelson, 
Mrs. N. A. McNeill, Mrs. Fannie Vickers, Mr. L. L. Winston, Mrs. 
James R. Leatherwood, Mrs. C. H. Gresham. 

Watts Street, Durham— Mr. J. M. Airheart, Mr. H. C. Mills, Mrs. J. T. 
Salmon, Judge R. H. Sykes, Mrs. E. Clarence Tilley, Mrs. J. Floyd 
Goodrich, Mr. R. L. Earnhardt. 

Yates, Durham — Mrs. R. L. Rigsbee, Sr., Mrs. T. C. Ellis, Mr. G. W. 
Elliott, Mrs. G. W. Elliott. 

Ebenezer — Mr. R. D. Langley. 

Ephesus— Mr. H. T. Tilley. 

Gorman — Mr. J. Avery Mayton. 

Lystra — Deacon S. M. Oldham, Mr. Caley Carson. 

Mt. Gilead — Mr. A. R. Griffin, Mrs. Rosa Burgess. 

Mt. Hermon — Mr. Roy Davis, Mr. W. C. Merritt. 

Mt. Moriah — Mr. Clifford Carroll, Miss Thelma Sheppard. 

Mt. Pisgah — Mr. H. B. Barbee, Mr. T. J. Lawrence, Mr. J. A. Cummings, 
Mr. J. A. Parrish, Miss Lindy Williams. 

Olive Branch — Mr. E. L. Ferrell, Mrs. Sadie Freeman, Mrs. Hattie Pollard, 
Mrs. Malissa Sherron. 

Olive Chapel — Mr. Sidney Goodwin, Mrs. Sidney Goodman, Mr. Ben Pass- 
more. 

Pleasant Hill — Mr. Harlon Copeland. 
Red Mountain — Deacon B. P. Bowling. 

Roberson's Grove — Miss Lillie Creech, Mr. Wiley Page, Mr. Edward F. 
Royster, Sr. 

Rose of Sharon — Mr. J. D. Regan, Mr. Clyde R. Scott. 



Second Annual Session 



THE MINUTES 


FUND 






Cash 


$ 3.60 


Lystra 


Cash 


6.00 


Cheek Heights 


Cash 


3.00 




Cash 


5.00 


Guess Road 


Check 


9.00 


Lakewood (Johnson has it) 


Check 


7.50 


Holloway Street 


Check 


4.80 




Check 


10.00 




Check 


6.00 


Pleasant Hill 


Check 


3.00 


Immanuel 


Check 


3.00 


Mount Gilead 


Check 


4.00 




Check 


15.00 




Check 


10.50 


Temple 


Check 


22.50 




Check 


29.25 




Check 


9.00 




Check 


15.00 




Check 


3.00 



$169.15 



Church Directories 



ORDAINED MINISTERS HOLDING MEMBERSHIP IN THE 
CHURCHES OF THE YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Name 



Anderson, H. B 

Anderson, J. H 

Andrews, Wallace 

Basden, H. A 

Bennett, Willis 

Bradley, R. Oren... 

Boney, L. B 

Bridgers, L. T 

Byrd, C. E 

Calloway, Tucker N 
Carr, W. Bryant... 

Carr, Warren T 

Cheek, Leon C 

Cherry, H. E 

Collins, Trela D. . . . 

Cox, R. E 

Cox, Truett 

Creamer, Boyce 

Dennam, Sidney B.. 
Dalehite, R. H., Jr. 
Edwards, John T. . . 

Edwards, W. J 

Gardner, Robert G.. 
Johnson, E. Weldon 

Kendrick, R. G 

Kincaid, E. L 

Knight, C. S 

Knight, John H. . . . 

Lee, L. C 

Lennon, John T. . . . 

Lipe, G. Fred 

Marshall, Frank H.. 

Moore, W. H 

Morris, B. E 

Nichols, H. L 

Norville, Charles S.. 
Pearce, J. Winston . 

Poe. 0. David 

Riggs. 0. L 

Royal. C. N 

Sally, Aubrey 

Scott, W. L 

Scott, M. Fred, Jr. . 

Sears. K. C 

Shacklette, B. M... 

Shore. George 

Smith, Charles C.. . 

Stone, H. W 

Teel. Z. B 

Watkins. Hugh C... 
White, Claude W... 



Address 



Durham 

Durham 

Durham, Box 1409 

Durham, Rt. 3 

Apex, Rt. 3 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Apex, Rt. 3 

Japan •. 

Durham 

Durham 

Chapel Hill 

Raleigh 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Rougeraont 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham. 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Bolivia 

Durham 

Durham 

Quakertown, Pa. . . 

Durham 

Durham 

Apex 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 

Durham 



Church 



Grace 

Lowe's Grove 

Durham Memorial, 

Alston Avenue 

Ohvp Chapel 

Braggtown 

Temple 

Angier Avenue 

Mount Pisgah 

First 

Edgemont 

Watts Street 

Lystra 

Rose of Sharon 

Watts Street 

Watts Street 

Yates 

Mount Moriah 

Rose of Sharon 

Faith 

Gorman 

Red Mountain 

First 

Fayette ville 

Watts Street 

Lakewood 

Berea 

Bethesda 

Angier Avenue 

Ephesus 

Olive Branch 

Immanuel 

First 

Grey Stone 

Olive Branch 

Mount Hermon . . . 

First 

Bells 

First 

Angier Avenue 

First 

Rose of Sharon 

Cheek Heights 

Mount Pisgah 

Temple 

Maryland Avenue. 

First 

First 

Holloway Street... 
Durham Memorial 
Grey Stone 



Work 



Pastor 
Pastor 
Pastor 
Pastor 
Pastor 

Assn'l Missionary 

Inactive 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Missionary 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Inactive 

Pastor 

Chaplain 

Retired 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Student 

Inactive 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Student 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Inactive 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Student 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Retired 

Educational Director 

Pastor 

Retired 

Retired 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Educational Director 



STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 



Name 



Church 



School 



Adams, George 

Biggs, Fred 

Byrd, Harry E 

Carlton, John 

Cashwell, Harry 

Couch, Jimmy 

Felts, Robert 

Ferrell, Edgar E., Jr, 
Ferrell, Norman . . . . 
Gardner, Robert . . . . 

Hancock, John 

Haugen, Ben 

Hockaday, D. W.... 

Knott, Lawrence 

O'Briant, Clarence . . 

Pickett, Billy 

Roberts, Tommy 

Wilder, Jack 

Wicker, Max 



Grace 

First 

Mount Pisgah . 

First 

Yates 

Yates 

Bethesda 

Yates 

Grey Stone . . . 

First 

Temple 

Temple 

First 

Grace 

Braggtown . . . 
Angier Avenue 

Edgemont 

Bethesda 

Watts Street.. 



Wake Forest 
Wake Forest 
Wake Forest 
Duke University 
Duke University 
Mars Hill 
Wake Forest 
Wake Forest 

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Duke University 

University of North Carolina 

Duke University 

University of North Carolina 

Wake Forest 

Wake Forest 

Wake Forest 

Mars Hill 

Southwestern 

Duke University 



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Third Session^ 1931 



Held with the Edgemont Baftist Church, Durham and the Red 
Mountain Baftist Church, Rougemont, October 30 and 31, 1951. 

The next annual session will be held with the Lystra Baftist 
Churchy Chatham County, on Tuesday, October 28, and with the 
Braggtown Baftist Church, Durham, on Wednesday, October 
29, 1952. 



Third Annual Session 



The Yates 
Baptist Association 

north carolina 

Third Session 

HELD WITH 

THE EDGEMONT BAPTIST CHURCH, DURHAM 
/IND THE RED MOUNTAIN BAPTIST CHURCH, ROUGEMONT 

October 30 and 31 
1951 



The next annual session will be held with the Lystra Baptist 
Church, Chatham County, on Tuesday, October 28, and the 
Braggtown Baptist Church, Durham, on Wednesday, October 
29, 1952. 



Table of Contents 



PAGE 

Directory of the Association ^ 5 

Registered Messengers and Visitors 6—8 

Constitution 9—12 

Rules of Order 13 

Proceedings 14—24 

Report Section: 

Religious Literature 25 

Relief and Annuity Board 25 

Treasurer's Report 26 

Budget Committee (Proposed Budget, 1951-52) 27 

Clerk's Report 28 

Baptist Hospital Representative 28 

Training Union Director 29 

W.M.U. Superintendent 31 

Historian's Report 31 

N. C. Baptist Home for the Aging 33 

Missions Committee 33 

Activities Committee 34 

Resolutions Committee 35 

Committee on Committees 35 

W.M.U. Convention 37-43 

Our Dead 44> 45 

Church Directories 46, 47 

Statistical Tables 49—5^ 



DIRECTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION 



OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION 

Moderator Rev. W. Bryant Carr, Edg-emont Baptist Church, Durham 

Vice-Moderator Mr. J. J. Thornton, Box 270, Durham 

Clerk B. W. Rog-ers, 206 Swift Ave., Durham 

Treasurer Mr. Harvey G. Holt, 2214. Wake Forest Road, Durham 

Historian Rev. Charles C. Smith, 114 E, Seeman St., Durham 

Auditor Mr. R. A. Cherry, 141 6 Dollar Ave., Durham 

Orphanage Representative .... Rev. C. N. Royal, Angier Ave. Baptist Church, Durham 

Biblical Recorder Representative Rev. Leo T. Bridgers, 1005 Park Ave., Durham 

Baptist Hospital Representative Mr. J. C. Faucette, 607 E. Geer St., Durham 

Chm. Committee on Evangelism. .Rev. H. B. Anderson, Grace Baptist Church, Durham 

ASSOCIATION BOARD 

The Association Board is comprised of the Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Clerk, 
Treasurer, the Association Sunday School Superintendent, the Association Training 
Union Director, the Association W. M. U. Superintendent, each active pastor of the 
Association, and one elected layman from each church. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Program Committee: J. Winston Pearce, Chairman, J. P. Whitfield, Z. B. Teel, Mrs. 

R. D. Holleman, Temple Board member. 
Extension Committee: B. E. Morris, Chairman, J. Marshall Walker, E. B. Britt, C. H. 

Collie, James Pernell, J. M. Franklin, Weldon Johnson, C. N. Royal, W. J. 

Edwards. 

Missions Committee: Charles Maddry, Chairman, R. D. Holleman, C. E. Byrd, J. 

Winston Pearce, E. B. Britt. 
Committee on Evangelism: H. B. Anderson, Chairman, J. T. Edwards, J. J. Thornton, 

F. Wilbur Helmbold, Hal M. Helms, Frank Marshall, Willis Bennett, William 

Bennett. 

'Nominating Committee: D. J. Booth, Chairman, B. W. Rogers, Fred Lipe. 

Activities Committee: Robert L. Costner, Chairman, Warren Carr, W. Bryant Carr, 
Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Mrs. R. D. Holleman, Marshall Walker, Willis Ben- 
nett, Grey Stone Board member. 

Finance Committee : Harvey G. Holt, Chairman, A. B. Smart, E. L. Kincaid, E. S. 
Pearce, Lester Williams. 

ASSOCIATION AUXILIARIES 

Association Sunday School Superintendent Rev. Willis Bennett, Rt. 3, Apex 

Association Training Union Director Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Rt. 3, Durham 

Association W.M.U. Superintendent. Mrs. R. D. Holleman, 301 Newsom Street, Durham 



Registered Messengers and Visitors 



Bells: Mrs. Eustace Horton, Mrs. Ray Fearrington, Mrs. J. V. Scott, Mrs. J. P. 
Fearrington. 

Berea: Mrs. G. C. Cooke, G. C. Cooke, C. R. McHaney, Mrs. Genie Shepherd, J. F. 

Parrish. 
Butner: None Registered. 

Cedar Fork: F. H. Page, Mrs. F. H. Page, Mrs. Charles Hemphill, Mrs. C. L. Stone, 
Mrs. J. L. Colclough, Mrs. W. A. Harris, Mrs. H. L. Page, H. L. Page, Mrs. 
E. A. King, Mrs. N. R. Shipp, N. R. Shipp. 

Alston Avenue: Mrs. H. A. O'Neal, Mrs. John Hamm. 

Angler Avenue: William Crutchfield, Miss Ola Morris, Mrs. Harrell Perry, Mrs. Ada 

Goodwin, Mrs. Rosa Maynard, Mrs. C. C. May, Mrs. G. R. Palmer, Mrs. I. B. 

Fonville, Mrs. W. B. Fonville, Mrs. J. Frank Adams, Mrs. Pearl Hall, Mrs. Foy 

Crabtree, Mrs. Rebecca Crabtree, Mrs. A. B. Stone, Mrs. L. R. Overman, Mrs. 

Dora Keith, Mrs. C. D. Green, Mrs. Louise Carson, Mrs. Isla Pollard, Miss Lenna 

Pleasants, Mrs. J. W. Lawrence. 
Bethesda: C. L. Upchurch, Mrs. C. L. Upchurch, Mrs. J. L. Carlton, Mrs. L. G. 

Strickland, D. H. Stallings, Sr., D. J. Booth, Miss Mabel Lumley, Mrs. D. J. 

Booth, Mrs. John Ausley, Mrs. Marvin Hayes. 
Braggtoivn: R. D. Holleman, Mrs. R. D. HoUeman, Mrs. J. C. Parrish, Jr., Mrs. A. 

V. Willett, Mrs. R. C. Berry, H. C. Tilley, Mrs. J. Marshall Walker, Miss Martha 

Marie Walker, Miss Evelyn Baer, Mrs. E. T. Mangum, Mrs. W. J. Young, Mrs. 

W. A. Carver, Mrs. Betty Harris, Mrs. J. A. Long, Mrs. B. P. Bowling. 
Calvary: Mrs. James Lloyd, Mrs. Effie Speagle, Mrs. F. L. Young, Mrs. W. H. Hill, 

Mrs. J. C. Hutchins. 

Cheek Heights: Earl Capps, Jr., Mrs. J. E. Capps, Miss Sandra F. Johnson, Mrs. 
Sexton Johnson, Mrs. Alex Lesperance. 

Durham Memorial: Mrs. C. F. Leatherwood, Mrs. Georgia Harris, Mrs. Peggy Wat- 
son, Mrs. Linda Chandler, Harvey G. Holt, Miss Vera Ferrell, Mrs. Lennie A. 
Lee, J. B. Franklin, Mrs. J. B. Franklin. 

Edgemont: Mrs. A. W. Cain, Mrs. W. B. Carr, P. C. Herndon, Mrs. Odell Barbee, 
Mrs. A. F. Harris, Mrs. Cora Tilly, Mrs. O. A. Whitaker, Mrs. H. B. Mann, 
Mrs. Flora Pickett, Mrs. A. L. Keith, Mrs. T. E. Herndon, Mrs. Ernest Taylor, 
Mrs. G. D. Estes, Mrs. A. D. Spain, M. M. House, Mrs. F. J. Gates, Mrs. O. A. 
Barbee, Mrs. Mary Buchanan, M. F. Scott, Sr., W. B. Rogers, Mrs. H. H. 
Williams, O. A. Johnson, Mrs. M. T. Yates, Mrs. Paul Jones, Mrs. P. C. Herndon, 
Mrs. H. H. Williams, James Clayton. 

Faith: Mrs. Lillie Mitchell, S. A. Mitchell, Mrs. M. C. Carroll. 

First: Lenner Pleasants, H. L. Ferguson, H. E. Gwin, Charles C. Smith, Mrs. S. J. 
Bennett, Mrs. W. S. Bagwell, W. S. Bagwell, Miss Mary E. Hall, O. L. Riggs, 
Mrs. H. L. Ferguson, B. W. Rogers, J. T. Laverty, Mrs. C. L. Haywood, Mrs. 
W. J. Broadwell, Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, R. T. Howerton, J. T. Ashley. 



Yates Baptist Association 



7 



Grace: Mrs. W. W. Edwards, Mrs. V. C. Jones, Mrs. J. A. Riggsbee, Mrs. C. A. 
Wallace, Mrs. John Faucette, Mrs. S. L. Owen, Mrs. M. O. Long, Miss Doris 
Palmer, Mrs. H. B. Anderson, E. M. O'Neal, K. W. Bryan, Mrs. J. H. Tilley, 
Miss Margaret Wells, Mrs. C. H. Wells, L. W. Ross, Mrs. George L. Watkins, 
Mrs. L. D. Hamlin, Mrs. S. W. Stone, A. B. Smart, Mrs. C. C. Cox, Mrs. W. T. 
Talley. 

Grey Stone: W. W. Griffin, Miss Marian Hume, Miss Annie Ferrell, Mrs. George 
Smith, Mrs. C. M. Cheek, Blennie Andrews, Mr. W. V. Byers. 

Guess Road: Miss Georgia Newton, Mrs. C. E. Clements, Miss Ruby Browning, Miss 
Annie Mae Couch, Mrs. W. N. Newton, Mrs. J. R. Byrd, Mrs. George A. Foss, 
Mrs. J. C. Dodson. 

Holloivay Street: Mrs. J. B. Lawson, Mrs. Maude Copley, Mrs. M. F. Johnson, Mrs. 

Ralph Price, M. F. Johnson, E. B. Strickland, C. H. Collie, Mrs. D. P. O'Briant, 

Mrs. C. P. Fogleman, Mrs. Z. B. Teel. 
Immanuel: Mrs. A. W. Scoggins, Mrs. R. C. Blanchard, Mrs. C. L. Livingstone, Mrs. 

L H. Porterfield, Mrs. H. V. Glenn, Mrs. E. E. Cross. 
Lakeivood: Mrs. J. C. Myrick, Mrs. G. W. Crabtree, Mrs. F. A. Ward, Mrs. H. L. 

Atwater, Mrs. Cora Jacobs, Mrs. Annie Cheek, Mrs. John Poe, John A Poe, Mrs. 

E. L. Kincaid. 

Maryland Avenue: Mrs. Annie Stibbins, Mrs. R. L. Garrard, Mrs. C. H. Poe, Miss 

Pauline Gibson, Alfred F. Gibson. 
Temfle: Mrs. S. C. Latta, Mrs. H. C. Haithcock, Miss Frances Pendergraph, F. H. 

Peterson, Mrs. R. C. Brown, Mrs. Eben Taylor, Miss Luna Cheek, Mrs. G. O. 

Blalock, Mrs. W. N. Henry, Mrs. J. F. Ferguson, Mrs. G. R. Jackson. 
Watts Street: H. C. Bradshaw, W. E. Stanley, Miss Mary Isla Grumpier, Mrs. W. H. 

Crutchfield, Mrs. E. Clyde Johnson, Mrs. Howard Hodnett, Trela D. Collins. 
Yates: Curtis Crutchfield, Jr., Mrs. B. Ray Olive, H. W. Pickett, Mrs. H. W. Pickett, 

Mrs. T. W. Pickett, Mrs. J. T. Hall, Mrs. O. W. Bowling, Mrs. J. M. Franklin, 

J. M. Franklin, Mrs. E. F. Dollar, Mrs. Beulah Cole, O. W. Bowling, Mrs. Gracie 

Garrard. 

Ebenezer: Mrs. Jane Johnson, Mrs. James Smith. 

Efhesus: G. M. Pope, Mrs. B. W. Clark, Mrs. A. M. Blackwood. 

Gorman: Mrs. J. D. Naillon, Mrs. Z. R. Fuller, J. J. Thornton, Mrs. Mary Parrish, 

Mrs. John T. Edwards, Mrs. Charlie Weaver. 
Loive^s Grove: Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Mrs. W. F. Herndon, E. E. Ferrell. 
Lystra: John A. Oldham, E. R. Cheek, R. M. Riggsbee. 
Mt. Gilead: Mrs. G. C. Primm. 

Mt. Hermon: Mrs. W. H. Clayton, Mrs. G. D. Couch, Mrs. O. A. Couch, Mrs. W. 

A. Goodwin, E. F. Harris, Mrs. E. F. Harris. 
Mt. Moriah: Mrs. Hallie Crabtree, Miss Dora Tillman, Mrs. Jesse O. Crabtree, Mrs. 

Will Carroll, Mrs. H. P. Carroll, Mrs, Clyde Carroll, Mrs. Jim Crabtree, J. M. 

House. 

Mt. Pisgah: Mrs. C. E. Byrd, Mrs. H. C. Sears, Rev. H. C. Sears, Mrs. A. W. Lewter, 
A. W. Lewter, Mrs. Clyde Farrell, L. L. Dowdy, Mrs. Grady Mason, E. J. 
Daniel, Mrs. Irene Scott, Mrs. E. J. Daniel. 



8 



Third Annual Session 



Olive Branch: R. J. Broadwell, G. W. Ray, Mrs. Pauline Currin, Mrs. W. L. Currin, 
Mrs. H. Grady Phillips, Mrs. G. W. Ray, Mrs. A. E. Williams. 

Olive Chapel: J. H. Luther, Mrs. Willis Bennett, Mrs. J. H. Barker, H. H. Ragan, 
Sexton Lawrence. 

Plain View: M. L. Smith, J. F. Taylor, Mrs. J. F. Taylor. 

Pleasant Hill: G. W. Ward, Mrs. G. W. Ward, Mrs. Andrew Ellis, Mrs. L. A. 
Copeland. 

Red Mountain: Miss Frances Riggsbee, Miss Ruth Ellis, J. N. Okey, Mrs. J. N. Okey, 

A. M. Tilley, Miss Mollie Bowling-, Miss Mase Long, Henry Bowen, Mrs. J. R. 

Bowen, Wilson Crabtree, Mrs. J. L. Crabtree, Mrs. E. W. Crabtree, Mrs. B. J. 

Bowen, Mrs. Garland Jordon, B. J. Bowen, Garland Jordon, C. D. Adams, S. P. 

Ellis, Mrs. Glenn Shoffner, Mrs. C. D. Adams, Mrs. R. L. Gates, Mrs. V. H. 

Blalock, Miss Pink M. Glenn, Mrs. Annie Atkins. 
Roberson Grove: Mrs. C. H. Johnson. 
Rose of Sharon: J. L. Scott, J. C. Morrison. 

Among the visitors present were the following: Rev. R. P. Harris, Rev. and Mrs. 
C. C. Edinger, Rev. J. H. Waugh, Rev. Guy Cain, Mrs. J. T. Mangum, Leonard 
Mangum, Mrs. J. P. Morgan, Mrs. L. E. M. Freeman, N. B. Barrow, Willie Hall, 
Rev. E. B. Booker, Rev. and Mrs. J. L. W. Moose. 

PASTORS REGISTERED 

H. B. Anderson, A. M. Beatty, Willis Bennett, W. L. Bennett, Leo T. Bridgers, 
C. E. Byrd, Warren Carr, W. B. Carr, H. E. Cherry, R. L. Costner, John T. Edwards, 
W. J. Edwards, F. W. Helmbold, H. M. Helms, Weldon Johnson, Warren E. Kerr, 
E. L. Kincaid, Calvin S. Knight, G. F. Lipe, Charles A. Maddry, Frank Marshall, 
W. H. Moore, B. E. Morris, Hugh L. Nichols, G. C. Primm, J. H. Pernell, J. W. 
Pearce, Z. B. Teel, B. L. Wood, Sr., J. M. Walker. 



Constitution 



Adopted 1949 
Name 

Article i. This body shall be known as the Yates Baptist Association of North 
Carolina. 

Fiscal Years 

Art. 2. The fiscal years of the Association shall begin on October first and end on 
September thirtieth of each year. 

Membership 

Art. 3. The Association shall be composed of the Baptist churches within the 
bounds of the Yates Baptist Association and any other Baptist Churches that may here- 
after be admitted as herein provided for. 

Art. 4. Each church shall elect annually one messenger to the meeting of the 
Association for each one hundred members of the church, provided that each shall 
have not less than three or more than ten messengers. 

Objects 

Art. 5. The objects of the Association shall be to devise and recommend measures 
for increasing the harmony and spiritual power of the member churches, to develop 
and direct their energies, resources and gifts in advancing the Redeemer's Kingdom, 
and to cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist 
Convention in all religious, educational, mission, Sunday School, Training Union, 
Brotherhood and other work fostered by their Boards. 

Meetings 

Art. 6. The Association shall convene annually on Tuesday after the fourth Sunday 
in October and continue for two days, and may meet with different churches on the 
two successive days. 

Art. 7. The time of the annual meeting may be changed, or special meetings 
called, by the Association Board upon two weeks' notice to the member churches. 

Powers and Prerogatives 
Art. 8. The Association, when convened in meeting, shall sit as an advisory 
council, and shall have no power to infringe on any of the internal rights of the 
churches; it may advise with the member churches and recommend measures of useful- 
ness for their adoption, and may claim for itself, its objects and recommendation the 
highest consideration. 

Art. 9. The Association shall have power to hear grievances of any members 
of any church which is a member of the Association, and advise or aid them in any 
manner within the power of the Association. 

Rights of the Churches 
Art. id. On application of any Baptist Church for admission to this Association 
it shall present to the Association Board of the Association, prior to its annual meeting, 
evidence of its faith and order and of its willingness to cooperate with the work of the 



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Association and upon recommendation of the Association Board and favorable action 
by the Association, the said applying church may be received into full fellowship, and 
its ordained ministers and messengers may be seated. 

Art. II. The Association shall have power, upon notice of one year and by two- 
thirds majority vote of messengers present and voting, to withdraw fellowship from any 
church that shall wilfully depart from orthodox principles of the Christian religion as 
taught in the Bible and as believed by Baptists. 

Duties of the Churches 

Art. 12. The member churches shall elect annually the required number of 
messengers within a reasonable time prior to the annual meeting, who shall serve as 
messengers for one year, and who, together with the ordained ministers of the member 
church, shall represent the member church in the Association. 

Art. 13. Each member church shall send annually to the Association meeting a 
letter which shall show: 

1. The location of the church. 

2. The names of the pastor, ordained ministers in its membership, clerk and other 
general officers and their respective addresses. 

3. Sundays of regular worship. 

4. Church statistics, with the number baptized, received by letter, restored, or other- 
wise, dismissed by letter, dropped for cause or otherwise, and the total present member- 
ship. 

5. Financial statements of all receipts, expenditures, and disbursements during the 
Associational year. 

6. Statistics of all major organizations in the church. 

7. Names of all messengers and alternates. 

8. Any other information required by the Association on blanks provided for that 
purpose. 

Officers and Organizations 
Art. 14. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, Auditor, Historian, and an Association Board, and such other com- 
mittees as may be authorized by the Association. 

Art. 15. The officers and Association Board shall be elected at the first session 
of the annual meeting of the Association, and these shall assume their duties at the 
close of the annual meeting at which they are elected. 

Art. 16. Any officer may be elected to succeed himself, except the Moderator who 
may not serve more than two years in succession. 

Art. 17. The Association Board shall consist of the Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, the Association Sunday School Superintendent, the Association Train- 
ing Union Director, the Association W.M.U. Superintendent, each active pastor in the 
Association and one lay member from each member church to be elected by the church, 
whose names shall be included with the church letter. 

Art. 18. The Moderator shall appoint a Committee on Committees at the first 
session of each Annual meeting whose duty it will be to recommend such committees 
as are provided for elsewhere in this constitution or by action of the Association. 



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Committees and Their Duties 
Art. 19. Standing committees shall be made up of members from the Association 
Board. 

1. The Finance Committee shall consist of the Treasurer as Chairman and four 
other members. This committee shall devise plans for raising the funds for the 
Association budget and prepare for recommendation to the annual session of the 
Association the budget for the disbursement of funds for the coming year. 

2. The Missions Committee shall be composed of five members, whose duty it shall 
be to employ, with the approval of the Association Board, a Superintendent of Mis- 
sions} and to exercise general supervision of this work. The chairman shall make an 
annual report of the missionary activities at the general meeting of the Association. 

3. The Activities Committee shall be composed of three members with the 
Moderator, Sunday School Superintendent, Training Union Director, Superintendent 
of W.M.U., President of Brotherhood and President of the Ministers' Conference 
serving as advisory members. It shall be the duty of this committee to plan and 
recommend to the annual session of the Association a program of activities for the 
coming year. 

4. The Program Committee shall be composed of five members. It shall be the 
duty of this committee to arrange the program for the annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion. 

Amendment to the Constitution 

5. The Church Extension Committee shall be composed of nine members. It shall 
be the duty of this committee to work with the Superintendent of Missions in the matter 
of location of sites for new churches, purchasing of lots, and promoting the organi- 
zation of such new Baptist churches as may be approved by the Association in regular 
session or by the Association Board. It shall be the duty of this committee to study 
the applications of churches seeking admission into the Association and make recom- 
mendation to the Association Board regarding the same. 

Art. 20. Other committees of the Association: 

1. The Place and Preacher Committee shall consist of three members to be appointed 
by the Moderator at least three months in advance of the annual meeting. This com- 
mittee shall receive or solicit invitations for the place of meeting of the next annual 
session. It shall recommend the place of meeting and the preacher and alternate for 
the sermon at the next annual meeting. 

2. The Resolutions Committee shall be composed of three members appointed by 
the Moderator on the first day of the annual session to report suitable resolutions at 
the annual meeting. 

Duties of Officers and Association Board 

Art. 21. The Moderator shall begin each session punctually and preside over the 
annual meetings of the Association, appoint such committees as may be authorized by 
the Association, Rules of Order, or by the Association, enforce the rules, preserve order, 
and exercise all prerogatives of a presiding officer according to parliamentary usage, 
and serve as Chairman of the Association Board. 

Art. 22. The Vice-Moderator shall discharge the duties of the Moderator in his 
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Art. 23. The clerk shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Association j 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Minutes j keep on file the printed 
Minutes and other important papers of the Association; and shall serve as Secretary of 
the Association Board. For his services the Clerk shall be paid the sum of $100.00 
annually. 

Art. 24. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys contributed to the Association by 
the member churches; and shall make disbursements as authorized by the Association 
or by the Association Board, and shall make an annual report to the Association. 

Art. 25. The Auditor shall audit the Treasurer's records and attest his annual 
report to the Association. 

Art. 26. The Historian shall collect facts of interest to the Association and the 
member churches, and shall make a report to each annual meeting of the Association. 

Art. 27. The Association Board shall cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist 
Convention in its program for the furtherance of the work fostered by that body 
within the bounds of the Yates Baptist Association; it shall meet as often as it may elect 
for the effectual performance of its duties; it shall act for the Association on any matters 
requiring attention between the annual meetings of the Association; it shall have power 
to fill vacancies on the Association Board or Committees that may occur during the 
year. The Association Board may have an executive committee if deemed wise by 
the board. 

Amendments 

Art. 28. The Provisions of this constitution may not be waived at any meeting 
of the Association, except as herein provided for Amendments thereof. 

Art. 29. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any annual meeting 
of the Association, upon affirmative vote of two-thirds of the voting members present, 
provided, however, the proposed amendment shall have been presented in writing to 
the Moderator and the Association Board prior to the annual meeting. 



Rules of Order 



1. At the annual meeting of the Association the Moderator elected at the preceding 
annual meeting shall preside until the end of the session at which his successor shall be 
recognized. 

2. Each session of the Association shall be opened with religious exercises to be 
conducted by whomsoever the Program Committee shall designate. 

3. A majority of the members present shall be a quorum for the transaction of 
matters of business, except in matters relating to the Constitution, and the matter of 
withdrawing fellowship from any member church. 

4. The messengers shall observe toward the officers and each other that courtesy 
which becomes Christians. 

5. A messenger wishing to speak shall rise and address the presiding officer. He 
shall confine himself strictly to the question under consideration, and shall avoid all 
personalities. No messenger shall speak more than twice on the same subject without 
special permission. 

6. All motions seconded shall be definitely stated by the presiding officer, or at his 
request, read by the Clerk before the vote is taken. 

7. When a question is under discussion no other motion or proposition shall be 
received except a motion to adjourn, lay on the table, to amend, to commit, to postpone 
to a definite time, when several motions shall have preference in the order in which 
they come. 

8. The Association shall have the right to decide what subjects shall be admitted 
for consideration. 

9. The general business of the Association shall be determined by the program 
committee recommended by the Committee on Committees named at the previous 
meeting which will report as soon as possible after the first session of the Association. 
When adopted this report shall become the order for the Association and cannot be 
changed except by vote of the Association as provided in Section 8. 

10. All questions of order not herein provided for shall be decided by rules of some 
recognized ^'Parliamentary Practice," preferably MelPs or Kerfoot*s. 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October 30 and 31, 1951 

FIRST day's session HELD WITH 

The Edgemont Baptist Church, Durham 

SECOND day's session HELD WITH 

The Red Mountain Baptist Church, Rougemont 



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1951 
Edgemont Baptist Church 

Morning Session 

1. On Tuesday, October 30, 1951 promptly at 9:30 a.m., the Third 
Annual Session of the Yates Baptist Association was called to order by the 
Moderator, Mr. Robert D. Holleman. 

2. Mr. John Laverty, Director of Music at the First Baptist Church, 
led the group in singing three familiar hymns, accompanied by Mrs. H. E. 
Gwin, pianist, and Mrs. A. O. Barbee, organist. Mr. Laverty also played 
a vioHn solo, accompanied by Mrs. Gwin at the piano. 

3. The Rev. W. L. Bennett, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, read the 
twelfth chapter of Romans and led in prayer. 

4. On motion of the Rev. J. Winston Pearce, seconded by the Rev. 
B. E. Morris, the group voted that the registered messengers present, and 
those to come in later, constitute the present session of the Association. 

5. The Rev. H. B. Anderson called attention to the printed copies of the 
"Program" and moved that it be adopted as the order of service, subject to 
such changes as may be necessary or desirable. The motion was seconded 
by Mr. O. A. Johnson. The program was as follows: 



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PROGRAM 

Tuesday, October 30, 1951 — Wednesday, October 31, 195 i 
Tuesday at Edgemont Baptist Church 
Wednesday at Red Mountain Baptist Church 

TUESDAY— MORNING SESSION 
Music under direction of Mr. John T. Laverty and Mrs. H. E. Gwin 
9 :oo Registration Begins 
9:30 Music 

9 :4o Scripture and Prayer William L. Bennett 

9:50 Enrollment 

9:55 Report of Program Committee H. B. Anderson 

10:00 Introduction of New Pastors, Educational Workers and Visitors 

J. Winston Pearce 

10:10 Report of Nominating Committee Weldon Johnson 

Election of Associational Board 
10:20 Miscellaneous Business 

10:30 Biblical Recorder L. T. Bridgers and L. L. Carpenter 

10:45 "Separation of Church and State" — Address Dr. L. E. M. Freeman 

11:15 Ministers Relief and Annuity Board D. J. Boothe 

11:30 Report of the Treasurer and Budget Committee O. A. Johnson 

1 1 :45 Associational Sermon C. N. Royal 

Lunch 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

2:15 Music 

Scripture and Prayer Robert L. Costner 

2:30 Report of Associational Clerk Calvin Knight 

2:40 Temperance. . . Dr. Clarence H. Patrick, C. T. Council, Jr., Charles A. Maddry 

3:25 Baptist Hospital Cleo Faucette and Chaplain Julian H. Pentecost 

3:45 Address on Evangelism M. A. Huggiris 

WEDNESDAY MORNING 

9:30 Music 

Scripture and Prayer Willis Bennett 

9:45 Report on Sunday School Work D. J. Boothe, L. L. Morgan 

10:00 Report on Vacation Bible School Mrs. Harrell Perry 

10:15 Report on Training Union Work. Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, James P. Morgan 

10:30 Report on W. M. U. Work. Mrs. R. D. HoUema'n 

10:55 Report of Historian Charles C. SmitTi 

11:15 Wake Forest Enlargement B. E. Morris 

11:25 Message on Christian Education Harold W. Tribble 

Lunch 



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1 :45 Music 

Scripture and Prayer Charles F. Smith 

2 :oo Baptist Orphanage C. N. Royal 

2:30 Report of Committees 

2:45 Miscellaneous Business 

3 :oo Address J. Marshall Walker 

Program Committee 
H. B. Anderson, Chairman Lester C. Williams Warren T. Carr 

E. Weldon Johnson J. L. Scott 



6. Warren Carr offered an amendment to the original motion to the 
effect that the Moderator be asked to appoint a committee to draw up 
appropriate resolutions opposing the President's appointment of an ambassador 
to the Vatican, the committee to report just before the annual sermon. The 
amendment and the original motion passed unanimously. 

7. The Moderator appointed the following Committee on Resolutions 
to take care of this matter and any other resolutions of this session of the 
Association: Warren Carr, Chairman, Mrs. Harrell Perry, and B. E. Morris. 

8. Warren Carr asked that the Resolutions Committee meet in the 
Pastor's Study immediately following the address by Dr. Freeman. 

9. Winston Pearce was called upon to present to the Association any 
visitors, new pastors, and other newcomers to the Association during the past 
year. The following were recognized: W. H. Moore, Pastor of Cheek 
Heights Church; Mrs. Flora Pickett, Educational Secretary at Edgemont 
Church; B. L. Woods, Pastor of Lystra Church; R. L. Costner, Pastor of 
Maryland Avenue Church; Willis Bennett, Pastor of Olive Chapel Church; 
Hal Helms, Pastor of Butner Church; G. C. Primm, Pastor of Mt. Gilead 
Church; Miss Marian Hume, Educational Director at Grey Stone Church; 
James Pernell, Pastor at Durham Memorial Church; Hugh Nichols, Pastor 
at Roberson Grove Church; and A. M. Beatty, Pastor at Plain View 
Church. A prayer was offered by the Rev. Winston Pearce in behalf of 
these new workers in our association. 

10. The Nominating Committee presented its report through its chair- 
man, E. Weldon Johnson. The following were nominated as officers of 
the association for the year 1951-1952: Moderator, W. Bryant Carr; 
Vice-Moderator, J. J. Thornton; Clerk, Calvin S. Knight; Treasurer, 
Harvey G. Holt; Historian, C. C. Smith; Auditor, R. A. Cherry; Or- 
phanage Representative, C. N. Royal; Biblical Recorder Representative, Leo 



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T. Bridgers; Chairman Committee on Evangelism, H. B. Anderson; and 
Baptist Hospital Representative, Cleo Faucette. These were unanimously 
elected. 

11. The Clerk read the names of those nominated as officers of the 
Associational W. M. U. They were as follows: Superintendent, Mrs. R. D. 
Holleman; Associate Superintendent, Mrs. J. Y. Allen; Young People's 
Leader, Mrs. John H. Knight (since resigned) ; Royal Ambassador Coun- 
selor, Dr. R. B. Wilkins; Mission Study Chairman, Mrs. W. L. Alford; 
Stewardship Chairman, Mrs. S. E. Dennis; Community Missions Chairman, 
Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Jr.; Literature Chairman, Mrs. B. Ray Olive; Sec- 
retary-Treasurer, Mrs. J. L. Murrell; Historian, Mrs. E. Clyde Johnson; 
Group Leaders, Group I, Mrs. W. V. Byers; Group II, Mrs. Willis Ben- 
nett; Group III, Mrs. E. T. Newton; Group IV, Mrs. C. N. Royal; 
Margaret Fund and Training School Chairman, Mrs. R. L. Costner. All 
of these were elected by the association. 

12. The following nominations for Training officers were read by the 
Clerk: 

OFFICERS RECOMMENDED FOR THE BAPTIST TRAINING UNION OF 
YATES ASSOCIATION 

Director: Miss Nannie May Herndon, Route 3 Box 4.41, Durham, N. C. j Associate 
Director: Mr. Harrell Perry, 209^ W. Trinity Ave., Durham, N. C. 5 Secretary- 
Treasurer: Mrs. Harrell Perry, 209/^ W. Trinity Ave., Durham, N. C.j Chorister: 
Mr. John Laverty, 1006 North St., Durham; Pianist: Mr. Leland Mallett, Ryan St., 
Durham, N. C.j Pastor-Adviser: Rev. J. Marshall Walker, 2105 Roxboro Rd., Dur- 
ham, N. C. ; Adult Leader: Mr. Coy Yates, 1213 N. Mangum St., Durham, N. C; 
Intermediate Leader: Miss Frances Ann Leathers, 919 Green Street, Durham, N. C; 
Associate: Miss Janet Tarlton, 11 09 Liberty St., Durham, N. C; Junior Leader: 
Mrs. Ruby Olive, Route 3, Durham, N. C; Associate: Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, 1007 
Minerva Ave., Durham, N. C; Children's Leader: Mrs. Louise Byrd, 831 N. Man- 
gum St., Durham, N. C. 

Nominating Committee: Rev. John Knight, Chm., Mrs. M. O. 
Tyndall, Mr. Floyd Rhodes. 

13. The Moderator appointed the following Committees: Place and 
Preacher for the 1953 Association meeting, to be composed of W. E. Stan- 
ley, Chairman, J. L. Scott and Leo T. Bridgers; Committee on Com- 
mittees, composed of WiUis Bennett, Chairman, B. W. Rogers and H. B. 
Anderson. 

14. In the period for miscellaneous business, Downey Booth spoke on 
the work of the American Bible Society during the past year, pointing out 
especially the part that Southern Baptists had in this work. A motion was 



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made that the pastor and the elected lay representative from each church 
constitute the Association Board for the coming year. 

14. LeO' T. Bridgers, Biblical Recorder Representative, presented the 
"Report on Religious Literature," which report is included elsewhere in these 
minutes. He also presented Dr. L. L. Carpenter, Editor of the Biblical 
Recorder, who stated that the present circulation of the Recorder is 46,703, 
and urged the Churches of the association to adopt either the Club plan or 
the every-family plan of subscribing to the Biblical Recorder. 

15. H. B. Anderson presented Dr. L. E. M. Freeman who spoke on 
the subject "Separation of Church and State." In addition to a very clear 
and forceful discussion of the subject. Dr. Freeman submitted a bibliography 
on this topic, and urged that we spend a little money to inform ourselves 
concerning this important issue. He called special attention to a tract en- 
titled "Catholic Power and the Public School." 

16. The group was led by John Laverty in the singing of "Come Thou 
Almighty King." 

17. The Relief and Annuity Board's Report was presented by Downey 
Booth, and a condensation of this report appears elsewhere in these minutes. 

18. Visitors, including Brother Guy Cain of Graham and Brother 
Waugh of Burlington, were recognized. 

19. The Association Treasurer, Mr. O. A. Johnson, presented his an- 
nual report and the proposed budget for the coming year, both of which 
may be found elsewhere in the minutes. 

20. Warren Carr reported that the Resolution Committee was ready to 
report concerning the appointment of the Vatican Ambassador. The follow- 
ing Resolution was presented: 

We, the Yates Baptist Association, in annual session, representing approximately 
18,000 members, do earnestly and directly request as citizens of the United States, that 
the President and Department of State reconsider and withdraw the appointment of 
General Mark Clark or any other person as Ambassador to the Vatican. We further 
request that the Honorable Clyde R. Hoey and the Honorable Willis Smith, Senators 
from North Carolina, refuse to confirm the appointment of an Ambassador to the 
Vatican and we further request the Honorable Carl T. Durham, Representative from 
the North Carolina Sixth District, to vote against the appropriation of Public funds 
for the maintenance of an Embassy at the Vatican. 

The above resolution is conditioned by the following observations. The appoint- 
ment of an Ambassador to the Vatican encroaches upon the principles of religious 
liberty and violates the principal of Church and State as provided for by the Con- 
stitution of these United States. 

The following particular observations are especially important. First of all, the 
President in the public explanation of the appointment chose to ignore the problem of 



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Religious liberty and the problem of Church and State and defended his action only 
as being- in the interest of the world-wide fight against Communism. The second 
observation is that any political headquarters which possibly releases information of 
interest and benefit to its allies will necessarily make such information available as 
to represent its own and prior interests. There is no indication that the Vatican 
would not follow such accepted pattern. In the third place, there is a real incon- 
sistency in establishing diplomatic relations with what by its own definition is a Foreign 
Sovereign State which state claims the ultimate and prior allegiance in the matters 
of both Church and State from those of its adherents who are citizens of this country. 

In view of the above, we urge the adoption of this resolution and its intended 
action by the Yates Baptist Association in annual session, October 30, 195 1. 

Warren Carr moved its adoption, Hal Helms seconded, and the motion 
passed unanimously. A motion was then made, and passed, that the pro- 
gram committee be asked to arrange the schedule so as to provide for further 
discussion of this action and its implications. The program committee was 
so instructed. 

20. The Rev. C. N. Royal w^as then presented to preach the annual 
sermon. He spoke upon "The Christian's Mission in the World," taking for 
his text John 17:18. After his message, Brother Royal pronounced the 
benediction and gave thanks for the food to be served. 

21. Messengers then adjourned to the Church basement to partake of a 
delicious meal, provided by themselves and prepared for serving by the ladies 
of the Edgemont Church. 



Afternoon Session 

22. Because of some business matters that came up unexpectedly, the 
Moderator called the afternoon session to order at 2:10. Calvin S. Knight 
led the congregational singing in the absence of Mr. Laverty. 

23. The Rev. Robert L. Costner read from I Peter, and led in prayer. 

24. Brother J. L. Scott made the following report for the Committee 
on Place and Preacher: Committee on Place and Preacher for the 1952 
annual session recommend that the meeting be held the first day at Lystra 
Baptist Church and the second day at the Braggtown Baptist Church. The 
preacher will be Rev. Charles A. Maddry and the alternate will be Rev. 
J. H. Anderson. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. Scott, Chairman 
Lester WiUiams 
Warren Kerr 

The report was unanimously adopted. 



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25. The Rev. C. C. Edinger, recently called to the pastorate of the Mt. 
Hermon Church, and Mrs. Edinger were recognized and welcomed to the 
Association. 

26. The Clerk's report was read and adopted, and appears elsewhere in 
the minutes. 

27. Warren Carr was then called upon to discuss the Resolution con- 
cerning the appointment of the Vatican Ambassador. He dealt with the 
reasons which have been offered in defense of the President's action, and 
pointed out that all of these are weak in the light of the facts available. 
B. E. Morris also spoke on this subject, urging, among other things, that 
each pastor put in his church bulletin the information which has been pre- 
sented in the discussion, and encourage individual church members to write 
to the president and the Senators and Representatives from our state and 
district. The resolution was unanimously adopted. Then a motion passed 
that the officers-elect of the Association cooperate with other interested 
groups in bringing similar resolutions to the State Convention meeting in 
Asheville. 

28. Warren Carr presided over a "Temperance" symposium, and pre- 
sented the following speakers: Dr. Clarence H. Patrick, Professor of So- 
ciology at Wake Forest College; Mr. C. T. Council, Jr., a member of 
Alcoholics Anonymous; and the Rev. Charles A. Maddry, Pastor of the 
Temple Baptist Church. 

29. Mr. W. C. Newton, connected with "Listen" magazine, was 
presented to the Association and made a brief statement concerning the 
magazine. 

30. The Association Baptist Hospital report was presented by J. Cleo 
Faucette, who then introduced Chaplain Juhan H. Pentecost of the Baptist 
Hospital. Chaplain Pentecost spoke briefly on the work of the Hospital, par- 
ticularly the Mother's Day offerings and the new south wing. (Mr. Fau- 
cette's report is included in the section allotted to reports.) 

31. Announcement was made concerning the second day's session of the 
Association to be held at the Red Mountain Church, and W. J. Edwards, 
pastor at Red Mountain, gave directions for reaching the church. 

32. Dr. M. A. Huggins brought an address on evangelism, emphasizing 
especially the importance of a "complete evangelism." 

33. The first day's session closed with prayer, led by the Rev. Winston 
Pearce. 



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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1951 
Red Mountain Baptist Church 

Morning Session 

34. At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 1951 Moderator Holle- 
man called to order the second day's session of the Third Annual Meeting 
of the Yates Baptist Association. John Laverty, accompanied by Mrs. H. 
E. Gwin, led the group in the singing of familiar hymns. Mrs, Gwin and 
Mrs. R. B. Wilkins then sang "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say," with Mr. 
Laverty accompanying. 

35. The Rev. Willis Bennett read the 19th Psalm and led in prayer. 

36. Mrs. Harrell Perry, Associational Sunday School Assistant Superin- 
tendent in charge of Vacation Bible Schools, presented Miss Elva Mae 
Lavi^rence, who was the Associational Bible School worker for the summer. 
Miss Lawrence spoke briefly on the work that was done during the past 
summer and made some suggestions for improving the work in the future. 

37. Miss Nannie Mae Hern don was called upon for the Training Union 
report. She called attention to the mimeographed copies of her report which 
had been distributed, and then presented Mr. James Morgan, State Train- 
ing Union Secretary, who spoke on the plans for the Training Union En- 
largement Campaign to be held in the Association February 24-29, 1952. 
(Miss Herndon's report included in section for reports.) 

38. Mrs. R. B. Wilkins sang a solo accompanied by John Laverty. The 
entire congregation joined in singing a hymn. 

39. The W. M. U. report was given by Mrs. R. D. Holleman. She 
called attention to mimeographed copies of her report, and then spoke 
briefly, but very effectively, on the missionary challenge to the W. M. U. 
(Her written report printed elsewhere.) 

40. Brother Charles C. Smith, Historian for the Association, presented a 
history of Cedar Fork Church, a condensation of which is included in the 
minutes. 

41. In the absence of the Association Sunday School Superintendent and 
the State Sunday School Secretary, Bryant Carr made a brief report of the 
Sunday School work and promised to try to get out a mimeographed report 
later. 

42. The clerk was asked to present the report of the Nominating Com- 
mittee for the Association Sunday School. The report was as follows: Super- 
intendent, Rev. Willis Bennett; Associate Superintendent in Charge of 
Training, D. J. Booth; Associate Superintendent in Charge of Evangelism, 



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E. E. Ferrell; Associate Superintendent in Charge of Vacation Bible Schools, 
Mrs. Harrell B. Perry; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. Flora L. Pickett; Pianist, 
Miss Marian Hume; Department Superintendents as follows: Cradle Roll, 
Mrs. J. R. Martin; Nursery, Mrs. E. S. Duke; Beginner, Mrs. George D. 
Norwood; Primary, Mrs. Wilbur Helmbold; Junior, Mrs. Carl Bishop; 
Intermediate, Miss Doris Palmer; Young People (name not available); 
Adult, C. H. Collie; Extension, Mrs. Otis Rogers. All of these were 
elected. 

43. John Laverty led the group in the singing of a familiar hymn. 

44. Visitors from the Beulah and the Mount Zion Associations were rec- 
ognized and welcomed. 

45. Upon motion of Bryant Carr, seconded by John Edwards, the group 
voted to begin the afternoon session at 1:30, rather than at 1:45. 

46. Bryant Carr presented to the Association a recommendation from the 
Yates Baptist Ministers' Association concerning the purchase of a painting for 
the baptistry of the new Mt. Pisgah Church building, to memorialize 
Matthew T. Yates, for whom the Association is named. Brother Carr 
moved that the Association Treasurer be instructed to pay to Mt. Pisgah 
Church a sum not to exceed six hundred dollars to be used for this purpose. 
The motion passed. Brother C. E. Byrd, pastor at Mt. Pisgah, spoke briefly 
in appreciation for this gesture. 

47. The Moderator recognized Brother B. E. Morris who spoke on the 
Educationol institutions of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the partic- 
ular place of Wake Forest College in this program. Mr. Morris then pre- 
sented Dr. Glenn Blackburn, Chaplain of Wake Forest College, who, in 
the absence of Dr. Tribble, spoke on the task of Christian Education. 

48. W. J. Edwards, pastor of the host church, was called upon for 
announcements. He first recognized all those who had been present when 
the Association met at the Red Mountain Church in 191 2. Brother Ed- 
wards then offered thanks for the meal, and the meeting adjourned to the 
church hut for a delicious meal. 



Afternoon Session 

49. The messengers re-assembled at i :20, and were led by John Laverty 
in the singing of several hymns. Mrs. Gwin and Mrs. Wilkins sang another 
duet, "How Long Must We Wait?" 

50. The Rev. Charles F. Smith read Collossians I, and led in prayer. 



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51. The Orphanage report was given by C. N. Royal. Brother Royal 
presented the Rev. E. C. Wilkie, pastor at Kennedy Home, who spoke very 
interestingly about the work North Carolina Baptists are doing through their 
orphanages. 

52. A report on the work of the North Carolina Home for the Aging 
was presented by The Rev. James M. Hayes, superintendent of the Home. 
A condensation of Brother Hayes' report appears in the report section of the 
minutes. 

53. Committee Reports were given as follows: 

(1) Missions Committee — Bryant Carr, chairman of this committee, read his re- 
port, which is included elsewhere in the minutes. Charles Maddry, who has been a 
member of the committee, spoke in appreciation of the untiring efforts of Brother 
Carr in the work of this committee. 

(2) Activities Committee — Winston Pearce, chairman of the committee, read the 
report (printed in section on reports) and then spoke briefly on two matters in the 
report, namely, the One Day Conference for all Volunteers for Full-time Christian 
service, and the Evening- Conference on "How to Succeed with Church Finance." 

(3) Place and Preacher for 1953 Association — Leo Bridgers stated that Mt. Pisgah 
and Durham Memorial Churches had invited the Association to meet with them. 

(4) Resolutions Committee — ^Warren Carr read the report (printed elsewhere) and 
it was unanimously adopted by a standing vote. 

(5) Committee on Committees — Report read by Willis Bennett, Chairman, and 
adopted. (Printed in section on reports.) 

(6) Committee on Evangelism — H. B. Anderson, Chairman, stated that the report 
was incomplete but asked common consent to including the report in the minutes if 
available before minutes go to press. Mr. Anderson then spoke briefly on Evangelism. 

54. There was a formal vote to include in the minutes the report of the 
Sunday School Superintendent, if it could be secured later. (The report 
could not be obtained. For information concerning the Sunday School work, 
readers are referred to Table B in back of the Minutes.) 

55. Period for Miscellaneaus Business: 

(1) Brother Oren Bradley, former Association Superintendent of Missions, was 
recognized. 

(2) Calvin S. Knight offered his resignation as clerk of the association in view 
of the fact that he has resigned his pastorate in the association and will be moving to 
another association, this resignation to become effective upon completion of the minutes 
of this session. A rising vote of thanks was extended to the clerk for his work in the 
association. The Moderator then instructed the Nominating Committee to present to 
the Association Board, as soon as possible, its nomination for the new clerk. 

(3) The new association officers were asked to stand before the group. The mes- 



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sengers gave a standing pledge of support to these officers. Bryant Carr spoke briefly- 
concerning his election as Moderator. 

56. The Rev. J. Marshall Walker brought the closing address to the 
Association, based upon the text "Take heed that no man deceive you." 

57. Upon motion of adjournment, the benediction "was pronounced by 
Calvin S. Knight. 

Robert D. Holleman, Moderator 
Calvin S. Knight, Clerk 



Reports 



REPORT ON RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 

Baptists through all the centuries have recognized the Bible as first, foremost, and 
final in all literature pertaining to man's relationship to God. This Book of Books 
gives our clearest and most practical instruction for spiritual growth. 

"Blessed Bible, Everlasting word. Light of life to light our way 
May thy rays divine, over all the nations shine. 
Till we reach the perfect day." 

Southern Baptists are fortunate in the abundance of Baptist Literature available to 
everyone. Our Sunday School Board and Southern Baptist agencies publish an abun- 
dance of splendid and informative literature on every phase of Baptist work. 

In North Carolina, we are proud of our own Biblical Recorder and grateful 
for its history under various leaders. We are especially pleased with its development 
and its increased circulation under the present editor. Dr. L. L. Carpenter. We wish 
to commend his plan of presenting pictures of Daily Vacation Bible Schools, Young 
People's Choirs, Training Union groups, and various other organizations of the 
churches. All these are creating greater interest and securing a much larger reading 
by our young people, and thus building a more intelligent membership in our churches 
as to the general work of the denomination. 

Of course Charity and Children still holds a warm place in the hearts of our 
people, as it keeps us in touch with the work of our North Carolina Baptist Or- 
phanage. We are sure that through the coming years it will continue to develop in us 
a more tender spirit and a more general attitude of loving kindness to all human 
needs. 

Though the earnest appeal of these publications our eyes are opened to see the 
broadening and ripening fields into which the Lord himself is asking us to go, and 
in which fields He has promised His divine presence to attend and strengthen us. 

Let us in our homes, our pulpits, and our Sunday School Classes put due emphasis 
to presenting to our people these very helpful forms of Baptist religious literature. 

Leo T. Bridgers 

THE RELIEF AND ANNUITY BOARD OF THE 
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION 

The Relief and Annuity Board, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, was organized 
in 1918 to assist retired preachers and widows of preachers who were in financial 
distress. Although the Board continues to act largely as an agency of relief, it has 
in recent years launched retirement plans. Total income for 1950 was $4,824,268.72, 
with total benefits paid out amounting to $1,413,885.82. Total assets of the Board 
as of December 31, 1950, were $20,518,200.12. 

For the last three years the relief department has spent more than it has received. 
(In North Carolina alone the deficit was $6,110.57.) At the end of the year 1950 
there were 1,443 persons on the relief rolls. Sharpe rises in the cost of living have 
inflicted greater hardship upon these people and have laid a heavier load of respon- 



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sibility upon the Board. In order that the Board may be able to meet the urg-ent needs 
of these aging- persons, the churches must assist by taking freewill offerings. The 
Board suggests that such an offering be taken in June of each year. 

The load of the relief department can be lightened in the future by the majority 
of ministers joining the retirement planj and, also, by making provision for their 
wives in the widows' supplemental plan. The Board showed grave concern over the 
large number of pastors who refused or neglected to avail themselves of the security 
offered by the plans. In fact, the relief committee feels that pastors now in active 
service who do not join the Ministers' Retirement Plan will have no right to expect 
assistance from that department when they retire. In North Carolina less than one- 
half of the ministers are active members. 

Those who desire to enter the plan should write to M. A. Huggins, Raleigh, 
North Carolina, for application blanks. As soon as the application is received in the 
Raleigh office, together with the first payment from the minister and the required con- 
tribution from the Church, the Certificate of Membership will be mailed to the 
applicant. 

Respectfully submitted, 
; D. J. Booth 



TREASURER'S REPORT— YATES BAPTIST ASS'N 

Receipts from the Churches — -October i, ig§o— September 50, 195/ 

Faith 



Alston Ave $ 59.67 

Bells 30.66 

Bethesda 78.42 

Butner .00 

Calvary Free- Will 10.00 

Cheek Heights 56.79 

Ebenezer .00 

Ephesus 36.60 

First 426.50 

Grey Stone . 410.10 

Guess Road 75-i2 

Immanuel 68.42 

Lowe's Grove 10.67 

Maryland Ave 13.80 

Mt. Hermon 7.25 

Mt. Pisgah 20.54 

Olive Chapel 110.00 

Pleasant Hill .00 

Roberson Grove 10.00 

Temple 404.27 

Yates 328.84 

Angier Ave $32 1.05 

Berea 142-57 

Braggtown 188.10 

Calvary 78.10 

Cedar Fork 106.75 

Durham Memorial 98.34 

Edgemont 365.60 



Grace 297 

Gorman 175 

Hollo way St 108 

Lakewood 99 

Lystra 4 

Mt. Gilead 9 

Mt. Moriah 64 

Olive Branch 28 

Plain View 15 

Red Mountain 15 

Rose of Sharon 80 

Watts Street 435 



RECEIPTS 

Churches — Contributions and 

Supplies 

R. O. Bradley (Supplying) . 
Baptist State Convention . . . 
C. C. Smith (Minute Fund) , 
C. C. Smith (Personal 

Contribution) 

Balance on hand 

October i, 1950 

Miscellaneous (Simultaneous 

Revival, etc.) 



$4: 



803. 

95 
870, 
161, 



00 
51 
31 
81 
,87 
15 
93 
40 
46 

15 
80 
90 
00 



25.00 



628.10 



515.81 



Total Amount $7,099.01 



Yates Baptist Association 



DISBURSEMENTS 

Retirement $ 124.00 

Office & Telephone 503-21 

Salary 1,848.35 

Postage ']\.oz 

Supplies 540-24 

Printing 729-5 ^ 

Sunday School 145.62 

Training Union 

C. C. Smith (Clerk's Salary) 
Hill Directory Company .... 
Harvey L. Brewington 

(Missionary Program) . . . 
L. B. Reavis (Traveling 

Expense) 

PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 1952 



78-34 
1 10.00 
1 8.00 

16.00 



Simultaneous Revival 

Advertising 351-95 

Guy Cain (Traveling 

Expense) 

James Pernell (Associational 

Speaker) 

R. E. Ward (Bible 

School Material) 

Wilson T. Harris (Sign 

for T. U. Rally) 10.00 

Miscellaneous 39-oo 



5.00 



-58 



Total Amount $4,611.82 

Balance on hand 

October i, 1951 $2,487.19 



Salaries 

Supt $4,800.00 

Clerk 100.00 

Office Help 200.00 

Retirement 160.00 



Other Expense 
Supt. Travel 



Exp 600.00 



Convention Expense . . 
Printing (inc. Minutes) 
Incidentals 



Office Expense 

Rent 

Telephone 

Postage 

Equipment, Supplies 



384.00 
125.00 
1 50.00 
200,00 



4. Missions 

Sunday School 
Training Union 
Negro Work . . 



150.00 
600.00 
1 2 5.. 00 



100.00 
300.00 



Total $8,094.00 



SUGGESTED INCOME FOR 1952 



Alston Ave $ 40.00 

Angier Ave 250.00 

Butner 48.00 

Cheek Heights 150.00 

Edgemont 400.00 

First 600.00 

Grey Stone 350.00 

Immanuel 75-oo 

Maryland Ave 120.00 

Mt. Hermon 120.00 

Olive Branch 50.00 

Pleasant Hill 25.00 

Rose of Sharon 75-oo 

Yates 600.00 

Bells 60.00 

Berea 125.00 

Calvary 60.00 

Durham Memorial 75-oo 

Ephesus 120.00 

Gorman 291.20 



Guess Road 60.00 

Lakewood 100.00 

Lystra 60.00 

Mt. Moriah 100.00 

Olive Chapel 100.00 

Red Mountain 60.00 

Temple 300.00 

Bethesda 30o.o'o 

Braggtown 170.0*0 

Cedar Fork 100. o'o 

Ebenezer 36.00 

Faith 36,00 

Grace 250.00 

Hollo way Street 75-ob 

Lowes Grove 120.00 

Mt. Gilead 6o.o'o 

Mt. Pisgah 100.00 

Plain View 60.00 

Roberson Grove 2 5. o'o 

Watts Street 600.00 



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CLERK'S REPORT 

The clerk is unable to present at this time any statistical report because all of the 
Association letters were not returned in time to compile the information. 

However, here are a few interesting facts about some of the churches gleaned from 
the letters: 

( i) Cedar Fork completed a new parsonage and the pastor occupied it in Julyj 
(2) Calvary, Mt. Hermon, Lystra, and Olive Branch have installed new heating 

systems during the year} 
( 3) Maryland Avenue celebrated its first birthday and purchased a parsonage 5 

(4) Watts Street received into its membership 123 men baptized by Chaplain James 
O. Cansler at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, llinoisj 52 of these have 
had their membership transferred to churches in their home towns, while 72 
of them retain membership at the Watts Street Church. Besides these, Watts 
Street had loi local additions to the church j 

(5) Ephesus formally dedicated its new debt-free building on October 14} 

( 6) Gorman hulled in its new educational building, and moved into the basement 
of it} 

( 7) Lystra became full-time in February} 

( 8) Mt. Pisgah moved into its new building} 

(9) Olive Branch observed its 75th anniversary} 

(10) Several new pastors and educational directors came into the association during 
the year, but their names are given elsewhere in the minutes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Calvin S. Knight, Clerk 



REPORT ON BAPTIST HOSPITAL 



YATES ASSOCIATION 



Bells 

Berea 

Butner 

Cedar Fork 

Durham: Alston Avenue 



Contributions to Mother's Day through September 

$ 



Durhj 



Durham: Bethesda 



50.00 
00.00 
00.00 
40.00 
20.00 



Angier Avenue 300.80 



1 50.00 



Durham: Braggtown 146.36 

Durham: Calvary 24-75 

Durham: Cheek Heights 15.00 

Durham: Durham Memorial . . . 57-48 

Durham: Edgemont 267.02 

Durham: Faith 20.00 

Durham: First 500.00 

Durham: Grace 269.95 

Durham: Grey Stone 212.14 



Durham: Guess Road 



26.25 



Durham 
Durham 
Durham 
Durham 
Durham 
Durham 
Durham 
Ebenezer . . . . 

Ephesus 

Gorman . . . . 
Lowe's Grove 

Lystra 

Mt. Gilead . . 
Mt. Hermon . 
Mt. Moriah . 
Mt. Pisgah . 
Olive Branch 



95 

Holloway Street 
Immanuel .... 

Lakewood 

Maryland Ave. 

Temple 

Watts Street . . . 
Yates 



96 
17 
47 

25, 
150 

319 
211, 
10 

75' 
22, 
00 
75 
15 
38 
00 

34 

23. 



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Olive Chapel 128.00 

Plain View 6.45 

Pleasant Hill 25.00 

Red Mountain 17-45 



Roberson's Grove 8.60 

Rose of Sharon 5 3-oo 

Mission : V.B.S. : Wilkerson Ave. 00.00 

Total $3,500.28 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. Cleo Faucette 



ANNUAL REPORT OF TRAINING UNION OF 
YATES ASSOCIATION 

Meetings Total Attendance — 2,081 



Oct. 20 Clinic (Bethesda) (10 pastors present) 225 

Dec. 12 M Night (First) (26 pastors present) 500 

Mar. 20 Tournament Night (Holloway) (15 pastors present) . . .321 
Apr. 20-21 Regional Meeting (Raleigh) (10 pastors present) .... 72 

June 19 Picnic (Ephesus) (12 pastors present) 331 

Sept. 17 Mass Meeting (Olive Branch) (14. pastors present) 245 

Oct. I Clinic (Grace) (10 pastors present) 352 

Four Quarterly Executive Committee Meetings 35 

ATTENDANCE AND EFFICIENCY BANNER WINNERS 



December Attendance — Mt. Gilead } Efficiency — Holloway and Cedar Fork. 
March Attendance — Mt. Gilead j Efficiency — Olive Chapel. 
June Attendance — Mt. Gilead and Holloway j Efficiency — Olive Chapel, 
September Attendance — Lowe's Grove and Holloway; Efficiency — Olive Chapel. 

ASSOCIATIONAL TOURNAMENT WINNERS 

Juniors — Bethesda — Patricia Leathers (Regional Winner), Evelyn Ray (Regional 
Winner), Saundra Stephens (Regional Winner), Dale Ellis (Regional Winner). 
Lo<we's Grove — Judy Hamlet (Regional and State Winner), Patricia Morgan 
(Regional and State Winner) , Nancy Adams (Regional and State Winner) . 
Temple — Mary Maddry (Regional and State Winner). 

First — Patricia Pearce (Regional and State Winner), Peggy Wilkins (Regional 

and State Winner) . 
Intermediates — Bethesda — Faye Woody, Merle Carlton. 
Young People — Holloway — Cecil Ann Collie (Regional Winner). 
Adult Scripture Reading — First — R. E. Freeman. 

Hymn Festival — Bethesda — ^Youth Choir (Regional Winner) . First — Sextette — 
(Regional Winner) . 

TRAINING UNION ASSEMBLY ATTENDANCE Total Attendance 196 

June 25-30 Fruitland 29 July 12-18 Ridgecrest 67 

July 2-7 Caswell 5 July 19-24 Ridgecrest 47 

Aug. 6-1 1 Fruitland 4 July 25-Aug. i Ridgecrest 8 

Aug. 13-18 Caswell 36 (5 Pastors present at Assemblies) 



Third Annual Session 



Number Study Course Awards for Associational Year 992 

Number Churches Conducting- Study Courses 19 

Number Churches with Fully Graded Training Unions 24 

Number Churches with Department Organization ' 3 

New Organizations Set Up During the Year 9 

Immanuel — Intermediate and Young People. 

Calvary — Juniors. 

Lakewood — Young People and Adults. 
Olive Chapel — Young People. 
Edgemont — Adults. 

Braggtown — Junior and Young People. 

Number of Standard Organizations During the Year 9 

Fourth Quarter — Story Hour — First and HoUoway. 
First Quarter — Story Hour — First and HoUoway. 
Junior Department — First. 
Adults — HoUoway. 
Second Quarter — Story Hour — HoUoway. 

Junior Department — First. 
Third Quarter — Story Hour — HoUoway. 

Churches Without Training Unions 8 

Bells Pleasant Hill 

Alston Avenue Red Mountain 

Faith Roberson Grove 

Ebenezer Rose of Sharon 

(Each of these churches has been visited, or contacts made with the pastor and sug- 
gested leader, in behalf of B. T. U.) 
Communications 

Letters and cards written 1,210 

Telephone Messages 423 

Mileage Traveled 45709 

Total Expenditure During the Year $64.58 

Purchases Made: 

I Efficiency Banner 
I Attendance Banner 

1 Filmstrip "Choose You This Day" 

2 Streamers "Choose You This Day" and "Christ Speaks to His Churches" 
Objectives for 1951-52 

Enlargement Campaign February 24-29, 1952 

Youth Week April 6-13, 1952 

Tournament Participation March through August 

Summer Assembly Attendance June- August 

Theme for 1952 — Christ Speaks to His Churches 

Goal for 1952 — A Fully Graded Training Program in Each Church 



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1950-195 1 OFFICERS 



Nannie Mae Herndon, Director 
Harrell Perry, Associate Director 
Mrs. Harrell Perry, Secretary 
Rev. Bryant Carr, Pastor-Adviser 
John Laverty, Chorister 
Leland Mallet, Pianist 
Coy Yates, Adults 



Rev. Calvin Knight, Young- People 
Doris Palmer, Intermediates 
Mrs. Ruby Olive, Juniors 
Mrs. Louise Byrd, Children 



Respectfully submitted, 

Nannie Mae Herndon, Director 



REPORT OF W. M. U. SUPERINTENDENT 
January 1, 1951— September 30, 1951 



Number of Churches in the Association 



40 



Number of W. M. U. Organizations 

W.M.S 39; Y.M.A. 175 G.A. 38} R.A. 25; S.B. 31; Total 150 
Number of New Organizations: 

W.M.S. I J G.A. 7; R.A. 4; S.B. 9^ Total 21 
Number of Members: 

W.M.S. 2317; Y.W.A. 1765 G.A. 539 5 R. A. 279; S.B. 865; Total 4176 
Number of Organizations Observing Seasons of Prayer: 

Foreign Missions (we have had a 9-month year due to change in plan of reporting. 

Foreign Mission week will be observed in December). 

Home Missions — 108 

State Missions — 110 
Number of tithers: 

W.M.S. 837; Y.P. 556; Total 1393 
Number of Mission Study Classes: 

W.M.S. 60; Y.P. 130; Total 190 
Number of W.M.S. Members Enrolled in Mission Study Classes — 1125 
Average Number of Organizations Engaged Monthly in Directed Community Missions: 

W.M.S. 32; Y.P. 62; Total 94 
Average Number of Members Engaged Monthly in Directed Community Missions: 

W.M.S. 1 3 10 5 Y.P. 975; Total 2285 
Gifts to Special W.M.U. Offerings: 

W.M.S. $3,766.21; Y.P. $1,033.01; Total $4,799.22 



"The Cedar Fork Baptist Church was organized in 1805, and there was a charter 
membership of 51. The first building of the church was constructed of logs on a site 
located near the head of Cedar Fork Creek, from whence it derived its name. It was 
located one mile below the present location on the old Hillsboro Road in what was 
then Wake County. 

"In 1804 the Flat River Baptist Association had sent three brethren to assist in 
the organization of this church. But the church was not organized until the next year. 
The first pastor was the Reverend Ezekiel Trice, who thus served the church until 



HISTORIAN'S REPORT 



A History of the Cedar Fork Baptist Church 



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1838. During this period Joseph Jones donated to the church three acres of land in 
Durham County, and on this tract a new frame house was built. This land lay almost 
in front of the present church site, near the Southern Railway. A gallery was built 
on one side of the church house to take care of the colored part of the congregation. 
At that time colored people were members of the church. Jonathan Stevens, being a 
preacher as well as a carpenter, asked the privilege of preaching the first sermon after 
the building was completed, in the new church, and this request was given him. 

"This building was used until 1885. During that year a sleet storm damaged the 
roof to the extent that a new building was necessary. The new building was located in 
front of the old frame structure about twenty feet from the Raleigh Road. In 1925, 
after construction of the hard-surfaced road, it became necessary to move the building 
across the highway to where the present building now stands. The building preceding 
the brick structure was struck by lightning and burned. The colored members of the 
church were 50 in 1859, and after the War Between the States, in 1867, the colored 
people were asked to withdraw from the church. This they did, and organized a 
church of their own and called it *Shiloh.' 

"Cedar Fork is the Mother Church of the following other churches: Mt. Hermon, 
Berea, Bethesda, Lowe's Grove, Bethany (now Morrisville), Rose of Sharon (now 
First Baptist Church of Durham), Ephesus, SorrelPs Grove and Shiloh (colored). 

"In January, 1929, the church discontinued the old practice of once-a-month Sat- 
urday preaching, followed by a church conference, and soon thereafter had its con- 
ferences on Sunday mornings, and about 1926 the church discontinued calling of the 
church roll at its conferences. The system of rotating deacons was begun in 1928. The 
first service was held in the present building on the first Sunday in January, 1932. 
By early in 1934 the debt on the building had been paid, and the house was dedicated 
on the third Sunday in February of that year. New Sunday School rooms were com- 
pleted in 1940, while in 1947 a Butane Gas heating system was installed. In 1948 the 
church changed its fiscal year to run from October to October, and that year it 
adopted the Unified Budget. Also in 1948 the church withdrew from the Mt. Zion 
Association to help form the Yates Association. 

"In 1950 the church began full-time preaching, and on January i, 1951 the 
Reverend E. Weldon Johnson began his duties as the first full-time pastor at a salary of 
$2,600 a year. In March of this year work was begun on a pastor's home, located 
near the church, and this house was occupied in the following July. 

"Salaries paid pastors have gradually gone from $40.00 a* year to $2,600 at pres- 
ent. Since 1805 the church has had many noble and capable pastors, while in its 
membership are many men and women who may rightly be called 'the salt of the 
earth.' 

"The church is pardonably proud of its present capable, earnest, and able pastor, 
the Reverend E. Weldon Johnson." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles C. Smith 



Yates Baptist Association 



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REPORT ON NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOME FOR 
THE AGING 

Statement for Report on North Carolina Baptist Home for Aging 

The North Carolina Baptist State Convention in its November, 1950, session 
authorized the committee on the Home for the Ag-ing- to make plans for the opening 
and operation of our Home for the Aging- as soon as the committee might find a way 
to meet the cost of equipping and operating. Because of the drive to raise money for 
the construction of the new wing to the Baptist Hospital, the Convention instructed 
the committee for the Home not to expect direct help from the Baptist State Con- 
vention during the year 195 1. 

On January 9, the committee on the Home elected Rev. James M. Hayes, pastor 
of North Winston Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, superintendent of the Home, and 
Miss Edna Heinzerling, director of Nurses of the Baptist Hospital, to serve as super- 
visor of our Home, The committee decided to open the Home for residents when 
sufficient funds became available to begin. 

There are many evidences of the Lord's favor upon the Home thus far. In the 
first place, He led in making a home immediately available. Ten years ago the 
trustees of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest College leased a 
three-story, brick-constructed, fireproof building, with an elevator, for a period of 
25 years for $1.00 a year. The committee on the Home was able to secure this 
building for 15 years at the same rental price. The building accommodates 20 resi- 
dents at present. The top floor, if completed, would give space for 16 additional 
residents. The completion of this floor would cost approximately $23,000. With more 
than 100 applications for admission already received, and inquiries coming almost 
daily, one can easily see the pressing need of more space. 

The Home has been greatly helped by the gifts received — furniture, office equip- 
ment, heating system, blankets, linens, towels, and many other items, as well as dis- 
counts on supplies necessary to be purchased. Although the Home has been operating 
only since March 16, yet it now has assets approximating $75,000, and is not operating 
in the red. 

Our residents range in age from 67 to 91 years, and come from widely scattered 
sections of North Carolina — from Franklin to Elizabeth City — the mountains to the 
sea. Regardless of the sections from which they come, they are a happy, congenial 
family, all rejoicing in the opportunity to live in the Home. 

The committee on the Home has challenged North Carolina Baptists to build a 
home adequate to meet the need of the increasing number of old people from 65 
years up. Their program calls for a million dollar plant, which would accommodate 
270 residents. With the Lord leading and North Carolina Baptists cooperating, such 
a plant should be built and in operation within a few years. 

*'Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not" (Psalm 
71:18). 

REPORT OF MISSIONS COMMITTEE 

Your Missions Committee continued to work with our Superintendent of Missions, 
Rev. Oren Bradley until his resignation became effective on February ist of this year. 
Since that time we have sought to carry on the many detailed obligations that have 
fallen to our hands. It has been our privilege to help promote the monthly meetings 



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of the Association, to work in cooperation with the evangelistic committee in pre- 
paring for and during the time of the Simultaneous evangelistic crusade, to join with 
our vacational Bible School leader, Mrs, Harrell Perry, in promoting the Vacation 
Bible School Clinic and in the preparation and distribution of the Vacation Bible School 
Work books. We also gave guidance to Miss Elva Lawrence who worked with us 
for about ten weeks during the summer. 

In the meantime, we have sought to find a person to become Superintendent of 
Missions in our Association. Many contacts have been made, much thought and prayer 
and effort has been put forth but as yet we have been unable to find a person for this 
^vork. However, it is our firm conviction that this effort should be continued by the 
committee for the coming year and it is our hope and prayer that the committee will 
be directed by the Holy Spirit to the proper person for the place. In the face of 
growing opportunities and responsibilities of our Association we believe that it is the 
point of wisdom that we should have a strong person to lead us in a worthy mission^ 
program within our own Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. Bryant Carr, Chairman 

REPORT OF ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE 

I. Annual Meetings 

1. Annual Associational Meeting, Tuesday and Wednesday after fourth Sunday inr 
October. 

2. Annual meeting of the Woman's Missionary Union. 

3. Vacation Bible School Clinic, in May. 

4. January 7-1 1, Bible Study; suggested book for the coming year, "The New Testa- 
ment Doctrine of the Church," by Dr. J. Clyde Turner. 

5. Simultaneous Training Union Enlargement Campaign, February 24-29. 

6. Youth Week, sponsored by the Training Union, April 6-13. 

7. One Day conference for the young people who are Volunteers for Full-Time Chris- 
tian Service. This conference to be promoted by the Association and directed by the 
Training Union Director, W. M. U. Superintendent, and the Sunday School super- 
intendent. 

8. An evening Conference, July 29, on "How to Succeed with Church Finance," ta 
which the following people from the local churches will be urged to attend: Treas- 
urer, Chairman of Board of Finance of Budget Committee, Sunday School Super- 
intendent, W. M. U. President, Training Union Director, Chairman Board of 
Deacons, and any other persons that it seems wise to invite for this purpose. This, 
meeting to be promoted by the association under the direction of the Moderator 
and the Missions Committee. 

II. Monthly Meetings 

1. Minister's Conference, Monday after the Second Sunday. 

2. Associational Board Meeting, following mass meeting on Associational Night. 

3. Association Night, meeting on Tuesday evening after the third Sunday. Sunday 

School, Missions and Training Union rotating as in former years. 



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Advisory Committee: 

R. D. Holleman 

Miss Nannie Mae Herndon 

D. J. Booth 



Mrs. R. D. Holleman 
W. B. Carr 



J. Winston Pearce, Chm. 

Leo T. Bridgers 

J. N. Jones (not present) 



REPORT OF THE RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

We wish to express appreciation to the Edgemont and the Red Mountain Baptist 
Churches for their generous and delightful hospitality which has made for a pleasant 
and well-ordered session. 

We wish to express appreciation and commendation to those participants, both from 
our own Association, as well as our guests, who have made their conscientious con- 
tribution to the program. 

We wish particularly to record a sense of obligation and gratitude to Robert 
Holleman, our Moderator, for his unstinting loyalty to the Association in the giving 
of his time, his interest, and his consummate skill. It is the considered judgment of 
the committee that no one has presided over such sessions with more grace and 
efficiency. 

Warren Carr, Chairman 

B. E. Morris 

Mrs. Harrell Perry 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

The Committee on Committees recommends the following committees to serve the 



Association for the coming year: 




Finance Committee 


J. M. Franklin 


Harvey G. Holt, Chairman 


Weldon Johnson 


E. S. Pearce 


C. N. Royal 


A. B. Smart 


W. J. Edwards 


Lester Williams 


Missions Committee 


E. L. Kincaid 


Charles Maddry, Chairman 


Activities Committee 


R. D. Holleman 


Robert L. Costner, Chairman 


C. E. Byrd 


Warren Carr 


E. B. Britt 


Grey Stone Board Member 


J. Winston Pearce 


Bryant Carr 


Program Committee 


Miss Nannie Mae Herndon 


Mrs. R. D. Holleman 


J. Winston Pearce, Chairman 


Marshall Walker 


Temple Board Member 


Willis Bennett 


J. P. Whitfield 




Z. B. Teel 


Church Extension 


Mrs. R. D. Holleman 


B. E. Morris, Chairman 


Nominating Committee 


J. Marshall Walker 


E. B. Britt 


D. J. Booth, Chairman 


C. H. Collie 


B. W. Rogers 


James Pernell 


Fred Lipe 



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E'vangelism Committee 

H. B. Anderson, Chairman 

J. T. Edwards 

J. J. Thornton 

F. Wilbur Helmbold 



Hal M. Helms 
Frank Marshall 
Willis Bennett 
William Bennett 

Respectfully submitted, 
B. W. Rogers 
H. B. Anderson 
Willis Bennett, Chairman 



PROGRAM 



Third Annual Session 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

OF THE 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
LAKEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 
I o :oo A. M. 
April 26, 195 1 

Mrs. W. V. Byers, Associational Superintendent, Presiding 
Hostess Group: Mrs. Percy Horton, Leader: Bells, Ephesus, Lakewood, Lystra, Mt. 
Gilead, Mt. Pisgah, Olive Chapel, Pleasant Hill, Temple, Yates 

Theme — '■'■Found FakhjuV 

Organ Prelude Miss Betty Engleman, Watts Street 

Hymn: "O Worship the King" No. 34 

Meditation Thoughts: "God Is Faithful" Mrs. J. M. Walker, Braggtown 

Duet: "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind" Mrs. H. H. Rand, Mrs. C. S. Sullivan, 

Watts Street 

Prayer. . .Mrs. W. O. Andrews, Durham Memorial j Mrs. W. Bryant Carr, Edgemont; 

Mrs. R. L. Costner, Maryland Avenue 

Welcome Mrs. Vernon Weaver, Lakewood 

Response Mrs. J. Roy King, Lowe's Grove 

Business Roll Call, Treasurer's Report, Calendar of Activities, Appointments, 

Recognitions 

Opportunities for Faithfulness Mrs. W. V. Byers, Superintendent 

Mrs. J. Winston Pearce, State Executive Board Member j Mrs. Harrell Perry, 
President, Business Women's Federation 

Faithfulness in the Missionary Education of Youth. . . .Mrs. J. L. Logan, Associational 
Young People's Leader j Dr. R. B. Wilkins, Associational Royal Ambassador 
Counselor 

Faithful Witnessing. .Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Associational Community Mission Chairman 

Faithful to the Task .... Miss Hilda Mayo, North Carolina Young People's Secretary 

Prayer for the Work of the Year . . Mrs. Bessie Hilliard, Divisional Mission Study 
Chairman 

Hymn: "Jesus Calls Us" No. 188 

Announcements 

Vocal Solo Mrs. H. E. Gwin, First 



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Found Faithful Miss Irene Chambers, Home Mission Board 

Prayer Rev. E. Lamar Kincaid, Pastor, Lakewood 

Lunch 

Afternoon Session 

Hymn: "O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee" No. 274 

Scripture Reading and Prayer Mrs. Willis Bennett, Olive Chapel 

Vocal Solo: "Go Labor On" Mrs. Charles Smith, Yates 

Faithfulness: In Stewardship — "The Things that Are God's" Mrs. S. E. Dennis, 

Associational Stewardship Chairman, Mrs. J. E. Strawbridge, Mrs. C. M. 

Cheek, Grey Stone 

In Reading and Study — Miss Doris Palmer, Grace j Mrs. W. L. Alford, Asso- 
ciational Mission Study Chairman 

In Training Youth — Mrs. John Knight, Associational Training School and Mar- 
garet Fund Chairman 

Hymn: "Take My Life and Let It Be" No. 327 

Business: Reports of Committees, Election of Officers 

Dedicatory Prayer Rev. John Knight, Moderator, Yates Baptist Association 

Closing Meditation Mrs. Charles A. Maddry, Temple 

Prayer 

NOTES 

Miss Lizzie Grey Chandler, Superintendent of Wright's Refuge spoke to the Com- 
munity Missions report, telling of her work with the children there. Gifts to this 
Institution is one of the Community Missions projects of the Association. 

Stewardship was presented in the form of a playlet entitled, "The Things that 
Are God's" by Mrs. S. E. Dennis, Mrs. John Martin and Mrs. C. M. Cheek. 

Mrs. John Knight spoke words of appreciation for the faithful and consecrated 
service rendered by Mrs, W. V. Byers as the Association's first Superintendent. Mrs. 
Byers graciously responded, saying: she had soared on the wings of the women's 
prayers. 

Mrs. Robert D. Holleman, on accepting the office of Superintendent for the coming 
year asked for the whole-hearted cooperation and continued prayers of all the women 
in the Association in the work. 

The Time and Place Committee reported that the Holloway Street Church, Mrs. 
C. P. Fogleman, President, had invited The Association to meet with them as guests 
of Group 3, in 1952. The date to be designated by the Raleigh office later. 

There were two hundred seventy five in attendance. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF ASSOCIATION 

Number of churches in association: 40. Number having no W.M.U. organizations 2. 
Number of new organizations during year: W.M.S. i, G.A. 8, R.A. 6, S.B. 5. Total 

number of new organizations: 20. 
Total number of organizations: W.M.S. 38, Y.W.A. 18, G.A. 42, R.A. 31, S.B. 29. 



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Total membership: W.M.S. 2304, Y.W.A. 191, G.A. 508, R.A. 258, S.B. 791. 
Number of W.M.S. reaching all points on Standard of Excellence 2. 
Number of churches having Full Graded W. M. U. 16. 

Number of societies having the circle plan 22. Total number of circles (including 
Business Woman's Circle) 92. Number of Business Woman's Circles 11. 

1950 Associational Goal for Gifts through Cooperative Program: W.M.S. $20,354.56, 
Young People $3,976.22, Total $24,330.78. 

Total amount contributed through Cooperative Program: W.M.S. $21,493.58, Young 
People $2,851.78, Total $24,345.36. 

Total amounts contributed through special offerings as follows: Annie Armstrong 
Offering: W.M.S. $1,817.89, Young People $381.33; Heck-Jones Memorial Of- 
fering: W.M.S. $824.20, Young People $209.60; State Mission Offering: W.M.S. 
$1,133.88; Young People $304.03; Lottie Moon Christmas Offering: W.M.S. 
$4,866.48, Young People $546.11. 

Number of mission study classes during year: W.M.S. 124, Young People 145. 

Number of W.M.S. members completing the study of a mission study text during the 
year 1,261. 

Number of members reading one or more approved missionary books during the 
year: W.M.S. 1,468, Y.W.A. 85, G.A. 322, R.A. 102, S.B. 120. 

Total number of missionary books read during the year: W.M.S. 1,568, Young People 
629. 

Number of Missionary Round Tables 6. 

Number organizations engaged monthly in community missions: W.M.S. 30, Young 
People 68. 

Number of members engaged in community missions: W.M.S. 1,173, Young People 773. 
Number of members making definite efforts in soul-winning during the year: W.M.S. 
390, Y.W.A. 20. 

Number of new tithers during year: W.M.S. 87, Young People 204. 
Total number of tithers: W.M.S. 737, Young People 526. 
Number of stewardship classes during year: W.M.S. 9, Young People 51. 
Number of societies promoting a stewardship emphasis week 5. 
Number of churches observing Church Night of Stewardship 9. 

Number of subscriptions to The Biblical Recorder 827, Royal Service 608, The Windoiv 
of Y.W.A. 72, World Comrades 135, Ambassador Life 76. 

Number of organizations observing Seasons of Prayer: Home Missions — W.M.S. 28, 
Young People 79; State Missions — W.M.S. 25, Young People 71; Foreign Mis- 
sions — W.M.S. 30, Young People 80. 

YATES ASSOCIATION 

Annual Report of Young People's Work from April 1950 to April 1951 
Mrs. J. L. Logan, Associational Young Peofle^s Leader 
For the year beginning in April 1950 and closing April 195 1 there were the fol- 
lowing young people's organizations in the Yates Association: YWA 17, GA 34, RA 
26, and Sunbeams 29, making a total of 106 organizations. In eight churches there 



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were no young- people's organizations, but Immanuel has begun the work of organiz- 
ing RA, GA, and Sunbeam groups, 

A young people's rally was held at Temple Baptist Church in August of 1950. 
There was a good representation from each organization with the total attendance 
estimated to be around four hundred. Each of the organizations participated in the 
program. 

The Leadership conference held at Angier Avenue Church, January 16, 1951 was 
well attended by Young People's Leaders and Counselors. Conferences were led by 
the following: 

Mrs, D. H. Lyon, Sunbeam Counselors, Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, RA Counselors, Mrs. 
J. Y, Allen, GA Counselors, Mrs, R, D, Holleman, YWA Counselors, and Mrs. J, 
L. Logan, Young People's Leaders. 

On February 6, 1951 an associational meeting for YWAs was held at Durham 
First Church, Miss Ruth Provence, State WMU Secretary, was the speaker and 
brought a very inspiring message on Home Missions. There were about sixty YWAs 
present. 

TREASURER'S REPORT FOR 1950 



Receipts 

Brought forward from 1949 $ 59-7i 

Progress Fund for 1950 191.00 

Total $250.71 

Disbursements 

General Expenses: 

Superintendent $ 25,03 

Young People's Leader 29,17 

Associate Superintendent 2.40 

Stewardship Chairman 4.40 

Mission Study Chairman 6,24 

Historian 7.37 

Divisional 5.00 

Secretaries supplies, cards, stamps, bank book, etc 4.1 1 

Missionary Speakers 11.92 

Programs for Annual Meeting 11.00 

Stationery 14.00 

Books 6.65 

Telegram to Mrs. Byers i.44 

Total $128.73 

Total Receipts $250.71 

Total Disbursements 128.73 

Balance Brought Forward $121.98 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. J. L. Murrell, Treasurer 



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MISSION STUDY REPORT 

This has been a good year in Mission Study in our Association. We have experi- 
enced growth in several phases. Increased interest in reading noted as well as in 
using the materials supplied to us at such nominal cost. 

Mission Study entered into wholeheartedly will kindle missionary fires in our 
hearts. Our deepest need still seems to be in study courses for our Junior Organiza- 
tions. May we pray that men and women will be constrained to be leaders of our 
young people, for this is our urgent need. 

The institute this year was the most successful ever attempted. The attendance 
was good and much interest was manifested. May we continue "To Study to Show 
Ourselves Approved" for it is through study we learn the needs of the world. When 
we know them then we have the desire to see that they are met. Our hearts will 
burn with the desire to be helpful and to share with those less fortunate. May we 
strive to cultivate compassionate hearts. Our is still to be "laborers together with 
God" that coming generations may know the truth and in that truth be made free. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. W. L. Alford, 
Mission Study Chairman. 

REPORT OF COMMUNITY MISSION CHAIRMAN 

As I look on the fields white unto harvest in the Yates Association, my most earnest 
prayer is that the members of our Societies may present themselves a living sacrifice 
on the alter of service that we may win the lost to Christ, for the first object in 
community mission is "Soul Winning." The most gratifying results of this year (to 
me) is the great number of Young People especially juniors who have given them- 
selves in song services and scripture reading in their visitation to our institutions. 

We are grateful to the Community Mission chairmans of the societies for leading 
their members in giving themselves along with their gifts in the various church com- 
munities where they serve and for their untiring efforts of cheer and comfort to the 
residents of our several institutions. 

Now let us say as we begin another year, such as I have give I to thee. 

Gratefully submitted, 

Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Community Mission 
Chairman^ Yates Association 

STEWARDSHIP REPORT 

Stewardship is important in the life of a Christian because everything that we 
accomplish for the Lord reflects the kind of Stewards we are. God is our owner, 
therefore we are His Stewards and accountable to Him. Everything that we are and 
have is given to us as a trust; our time, our talents and our material possessions. We 
are required to use these things for God's glory and promotion of His Kingdom on 
earth. If we fail, the Kingdom's work will fail to that extent. Let us all be stewards 
worthy of our trust thereby storing up treasures in Heaven and being found faithful 
to the High Calling of Jesus Christ when he commanded us to "Go into all the 



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World." Our goal — "Every Baptist a Tither, Every Tither Win a Tither, That the 
World May Know." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. S. E. DenTsiis, Stewardship Chairman 

RESOLUTIONS OF APPRECIATION 

Be it resolved, that the women of the Woman's Missionary Union of the Yates 
Baptist Association, in its third annual session, wish to express enthusiastic apprecia- 
tion and gratitude to : 

Lakewood Baptist Church, Mrs. Vernon Weaver, President j Mrs. Percy Horton, 
leader of Group 2 j and their committees for their gracious hospitality. 

To our guest speaker, Miss Irene Chambers of the Home Mission Board, for her 
life, her personality, and her inspiring message, 

To our beloved superintendent, Mrs. W. V. Byers, for her leadership during the 
past year and her capable execution of the program today. 

To all other officers who have rendered invaluable service through the year. 

To Miss Hilda Mayo, N. C. Young People's Secretary, for the reminders of 
necessity to be "Faithful to the Task." 

To all who have contributed to the inspiration and information to the program 
today. 

To Miss Betty Engleman, Mrs. C. S. Sullivan, Mrs. H. H. Rand, Mrs. H. E. 
Gwin and Mrs. Charles Smith for their inspiring messages in music. 

To the women of the hostess churches who have prepared and served the delicious 
luncheon. 

To all who have contributed to the fellowship, enjoyment and comfort of those 
present. 

We are deeply grateful. 

Mrs. W. C. Lyon, Chairman 
Mrs. Clarence T. Poe 
Mrs. R. L. Garrard, 
Resolutions Committee 

REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

The nominating committee of the Yates Association Woman's Missionary Union 
present the names of the following for officers for the year 1951: 

Superintendent: Mrs. Robert D. Holleman, 301 Newsome St., Durham. 
Associate Superintendent : Mrs. J. Y. Allen, 118 N. Junction Rd., Durham. 
Young Peofle^s Leader: Mrs. John H. Knight, Route 4, Durham. (Since resigned.) 
Royal Ambassador Counselor: Dr. R. B. Wilkins, 1007 Minerva Ave., Durham. 
Mission Study Chairman: Mrs. W. L. Alford, 217 N. Briggs Ave., Durham. 
Stewardship Chairman: Mrs. S. E. Dennis, 3405 Hillsboro Rd., Durham. 
Community Missions Chairman: Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Jr., 21 12 Block St., Durham. 
Literature Chairman: Mrs. B. Ray Olive, Cole Rd., Durham. 



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Secretary-Treasurer: Mrs. J. L. Murrell, 612 Shepherd St., Durham. 
Historian: Mrs. E. Clyde Johnson, loii Minerva Ave., Durham. 
Margaret Fund and Training School Chairman: Mrs. R. L. Costner, 1008 Broad 
St., Durham. 

Grouf Leaders: 

Group I, Mrs. W. V. Byers, 171 5 W. Pettigrew St., Durham. 
Group 2, Mrs. Willis Bennett, Apex, Rt. 3. 

Group 3, Mrs. E. T. Newton, 15 15 Hermitage Court, Durham. 
Group 4, Mrs. C. N. Royal, 301 N. Driver Ave., Durham. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, Chairman 

Mrs. E. E. Cross 

Mrs. V. C. Jones 

Mrs. J. L. Gates 

Mrs. Jodie H. Shipp, Committee. 



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Our Dead 

Bells: Mr. Wave Horton, Mr. Edgar Stone, Mrs. Lillie Beckwith. 

Berea: Mrs. Minnie Blackwood, Mrs. Sudie Parrish, Mr. C. F. Upchurch. 

Cedar Fork: Mr. Fred C. Lloyd, Deacon. 

Alston Avenue: Mr. John Medlin. 

Angier Avenue: Mr. W. H. Carmack, Mrs. W. J. Hackney, Mrs. L. R. Hod- 
nett, Mrs. Lillie Holloway, Mrs. M. G. Holsclaw, Mrs. Flora Horton, 
Mr. J. B. Lloyd, Mrs. D. J. Overman, Mrs. Mattie Mangum, Mr. M. 
W. Mayton, Deacon, Mr. J. L. Womack, Mrs. O. B. Young. 

Bethesda: Mrs. J. W. Edgerton, Mr. O. J. Ellis, Jr. 

Braggtown: Mr. C. P. Watson, Mrs. Ruben Rummelt, Mrs. Eura Rigsbee, 
Mrs. G. G. Brooks, Mr. John McDustrell. 

Cheek Heights: Mr. J. H. Ladd, Pvt. Orvis Edmundson, Master Linwood 
Green, Mr. S. L. Green, Deacon, Mrs. W. F. Prince, Mr. K. B. Wheeler. 

Durham Memorial: Mr. Thomas B. Ausley, Deacon. 
Edgemont: Mrs. J. H. Eatman, Mr. C. V. Jacobs. 

First: Miss Maggie Holloway, Mrs. Anna Workman, Mrs. M. V. Lawrence, 
Mr. R. E. Gardner, Mr. J. T. Ballenger, Mr. P. C. Milner, Deacon, Mr. 
J. W. Pollard, Mr. W. O. Moss, Mr. W. A. Carr, Miss Annie Rhew, 
Mr. C. M. Caudill, Mr. Walter Barbee, Mr. A. E. Stevenson, Mrs. 
Cornelia Ann Seagraves. 

Grace: Mrs. W. E. Boswell, Mrs. M. P. Davis, Mrs. L. V. Inscoe, Mrs. J. F. 
McCauley, Mrs. J. P. Royster 

Grey Stone: Mr. W. R. Malone, Mrs. W. L. Strayhorn, Mr. J. A. Potts, 
Mr. T. O. Weaver, Mrs. Effie Meacham, Mr. John Browning, Mr. M. L. 
Chandler, Jr., Mr. J. H. Johnson. 

Holloway Street: Mr. H. H. West. 



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Our Dead 

Immanuel: Mr. C. M. Coulter. 

Lakewood: Mrs. Kate Phipps, Mr. George Pope, Mrs. Mary Yates Maynard. 
Maryland Avenue: Mr. W. G. Martin. 

Temple: Mrs. M. T. Poe, Mr. Sam G. Harris, Mr. J. L. Murrell, Mr. 
George L. Burt, Mrs. J. T. Christian, Mrs. W. R. Barker, Mrs. Margaret 
Suitt, Mrs. Annie Minor, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Crabtree, Mrs. D. R. Perry, 
Mrs. W. L. Montieth, Miss Iva King. 

Watts Street: Mr. J. W. Wheeler, Deacon, Mrs. J. L. Council, Mrs. Ernest 
Hester, Mrs. E. L. Morgan, the Rev. R. E. Cox, the Rev. R. E. 
Kendricks. 

Ebenezer: Mr. W. C. Jeffries. 

Ephesus: Mrs. Rhoda D. Sparrow. 

Gorman: Mr. Walter T. Ray, Mrs. D. T. Gooch, Mr. Walter Walker, Mr. 
William Yarborough. 

Lowe's Grove: Mr. W. B. Blalock, Mr. W. T. Carpenter. 

Lystra: Mr. A. C. Williams, Miss Beulah Bennett. 

Mt. Gilead: Mrs. Martha Horton. 

Mt. Moriah: Mrs. J. V. Pickett, Mrs. Annie Pickett. 

Mt. Pisgah: Mrs. Emma Barbee, Mrs. Tempie Green, Mrs. Emma Pattishall. 

Olive Branch: Mr. John King, Mrs. Lonnie Cooley. 

Olive Chapel: Mr. Dock Goodwin, Mr. Swannie Seagroves. 

Pleasant Hill: Mrs. Sallie Lasater, Mr. J. J. Hatley. 

Red Mountain: Mr. W. J. Riley. 

Rose of Sharon: Mrs. Ada Woods, Mrs. Elsie Cates, Mr. Norman Dunnagan, 
Mr. Lonnie Ball. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS HOLDING MEMBERSHIP IN THE 
CHURCHES OF THE YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Name 



Anderson, H. B 

Anderson, J. H 

Basden, H. A 

Beatty, A. M 

Bennett, Willis 

Bennett, W. L 

Bonev, L. B 

Bridgers, L. T 

Bvrd, C. E 

Calloway, T. N 

Cansler, J. 

Carr, Warren 

Carr, W. B 

Cherry, H. E 

Collins, Trela D. . . . 

Costner, R. L 

Creamer, Boyce . . . . 

Edinger, C. C 

Edwards, John T. . . 

Edwards, W. J 

Gardner, R. G 

Gibson, A. F 

Helmbold, F. W. . . . 

Helms, H. M 

Highfill, Lawrence. . 
Hockaday, D. W. . . 
Johnson, E. Weldon 

Kerr, W. E 

Kincaid, E. L 

Knight, Calvin S. . . 

Lanier, R. C 

Lee, L. C 

Lipe, G. F 

Maddry, Charles . . . 
Marshall, Frank H. . 

Moore, W. H 

Morris, B. E 

Nichold, Hugh L. . . 

Pearce, J. W 

Pern ell, James H. . . 

Poe, John A 

Poe, 0. D 

*Primm, G. C 

Riggs, 0. L 

Royal, C. N 

Sally, Aubrey 

Scarlett, R. E 

Sears, H. C 

Shaclette, B. M 

Smith, C. C 

Smith, C. F 

Stone, H. W 

Teel. Z. B 

Walker, J. Marshall 

Watkins, H. C 

Wood, B. L., Sr.. . . 



Address 



1104 N. Mangum St., Durham 

Rt. 3, Durham 

Rt. 4, Durham 

Rt. 1, Durham 

Rt. 3, Apex 

Duke Sta., Durham 

113 Cheek St., Durham 

1005 Park Ave., Durham 

Rt. 3, Apex 

Japan 

Great Lakes, 111 

1024 Urban Ave., Durham 

405 Hyde Park Ave., Durham. 

Wi Dixie Trail, Raleigh 

109 Lavender St.; Durham. . . . 

1008 Broad St., Durham 

Durham 

Rt. 1, Durham 

Rt. 5, Durham 

Rougemont 

804 Cleveland St., Durham. . . , 

Exum St., Durham 

Rt. 1, Durham 

Butner 

Rt. 1, Durham 

2201 University Dr., Durham. . 

Rt. 1, Morrisville 

1610H Lathrop St., Durham. . 
1603 Lakewood Ave., Durham. 

Rt. 3, Durham 

Rt. 4, Durham 

Rt. 4, Durham 

804 Second St., Durham 

1405 Arnette Ave., Durham. . . 
313 Alexander Ave., Durham. . 
826 N. Hardee St., Durham. . . 

1010 Broad St., Durham 

Rt. 6, Durham 

911 W. Markham, Durham 

2530 Rochelle St., Durham. . . . 

2022 Jersey Ave., Durham 

Box 12, Olivia 

Pittsboro 

1205 N. Mangum St., Durham. 
301 N. Driver Ave., Durham. . 

Philadelphia 

Rt. 3, Hillsboro 

Rt. 3, Apex 

511 Jackson St., Durham 

114 E. Seeman St., Durham. . . 
2818 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham. 

2302 Club Blvd., Durham 

2317 E. Main St., Purham 

2105 Roxboro Rd., Durham. . . 

2538 Ross Rd., Durham 

Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 



Church 



Grace 

Lowe's Grove. . . 
Alston Avenue . . . . 

Plain View 

Olive Chapel 

Calvary 

Temple 

Mount Moriah .... 

Mount Pisgah 

First 

Watts Street 

Watts Street 

Edgemont 

Rose of Sharon 

Watts Street 

Maryland Avenue . 
Mount Moriah .... 
Mount Hermon . . . 

Gorman 

Red Mountain .... 

First 

Maryland Avenue . 

Ephesus 

Butner. 

Temple 

First 

Cedar Fork 

Faith 

Lakewood 

Berea 

Bethesda 

Angier Avenue 

Olive Branch 

Temple 

Immanuel 

Cheek Heights.... 

Grey Stone 

Olive Branch 

First 

Durham Memorial. 

Lakewood 

Bells 

Mount Gilead 

First 

Angier Avenue .... 

First 

Ebenezer 

Mount Pisgah 

Temple 

First 

Yates 

First 

Holloway Street . . . 

Braggtown 

Durham Memorial. 
Lystra 



Work 



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Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Inactive 

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Pastor 

Missionary 

Chaplain 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Chaplain 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Student & Pastor 

Student 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Student 

Adult Work 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Student 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Student 

Pastor 

Retired 



Retired 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Inactive 

Pastor 



*Church membership at Emmaus Church in Sandy Creek Association, of which Brother Primm is also pastor. 



ASSISTANT PASTORS AND EDUCATIONAL DIRECTORS 



Church 



Name 



Address 



Capacity 



Angier Avenue 

Edgemont 

First 

Grace 

Grey Stone . . . 

Temple 

Watts Street.. 



Mrs. Harrell B. Perry. . . 

Mrs. Flora Pickett 

Rev. D. W. Hockaday . . 

Miss Doris Palmer 

Miss Marian Hume 

Mrs. Eben Taylor 

Miss Mary Isla Crumpler 



2093^ W. Trinity Ave., Durham. 
2818 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham. . 
First Baptist Church, Durham. . 

923 Mangum St., Durham 

2601 Hillsboro Rd., Durham. . . . 

905 - 6th St., Durham 

1024 Urban Ave., Durham 



Educational Director 
Educational Director 
Adult Worker 
Educational Director 
Educational Director 
Educational Director 
Educational Director 



STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 



Name 



Church 



School 



Biggs, Fred 

Carlton, John 

Dorr, Robert 

Ferrell, Norman . . 
Gardner, Robert . . 

Knott, L. H 

O'Briant, Clarence 

Pickett, Billy 

Poe, John A 

Stone, James 

Travis, Robert F. . 
Wilcox, William... 

Wicker, Max 

Wilkerson, Ernest. 



First 

First 

Watts Street.. 
Grey Stone . . . 

First 

Grace 

Braggtown . . . 
Angier Avenue 
Lakewood .... 
Watts Street.. 

Bethesda 

First 

Watts Street.. 
First 



Wake Forest 
Duke University 
Duke University 

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Duke University 

Wake Forest 

Wake Forest 

Wake Forest 

S. E. Seminary 

Westminster Choir School 

Wake Forest 

Duke University 

Duke University 

Duke University 



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Fourth Session, 1952 



Held with Lystra Baptist Church, Chatham County, and Bragg- 
town Baftist Church, Durham, October 28 and 29, 1952. 

The next annual session will be held with Mount Ptsgah Baftist 
Church, Chatham County, on Tuesday, October 27, and with 
Durham Memorial Baftist Church, Durham County, on Wednes- 
day, October 28, 1953. 



Fourth Annual Session 



The Yates 
Baptist Association 

north carolina 

Fourth Session 

HELD WITH 

THE LYSTRA BAPTIST CHURCH, CHATHAM COUNTY 
AND THE BRAGGTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH, DURHAM 

October 28 and 29 
1952 



The next annual session will be held with Mount Pisgah Bap- 
tist Church, Chatham County, on Tuesday, October 27, and 
the Durham Memorial Baptist Church, Durham County, on 
Wednesday, October 28, 1953. 



Table of Contents 



PAGE 

Directory of the Association v. 5 

Registered Messengers and Visitors 6—8 

Pastors Registered 8 

Constitution 9—12 

Rules of Order 13 

Proceedings 14—21 

Report Section : 

Treasurer's Report 22 

Clerk's Report 23 

W.M.U. Superintendent 24 

Training Union Director 25 

Historian Report 27 

N. C. Baptist Home for the Aging (Resthaven) 34 

Sunday School Work 35 

Missions Committee 37 

Activities Committee 38 

Committee on Committees 39 

Committee on Place and Preacher 40 

Proposed Changes in Constitution 40 

Five Year Program of Work 40 

Suggested Budget, 1952-53 41 

Suggested Contributions, Associational Missions 42 

Rehgious Literature 43 

Vacation Bible Schools 43 

Resolutions Section : 

Merger Council and Association 44 

Resolutions of Resolutions Committee 45 

W.M.U. Convention 46-53 

Our Dead 54 

Ordained Ministers 56 

Educational Directors 57 

Students for the Ministry 57 

Statistical Tables 59-66 



Directory of the Association 



OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION 



Moderator Rev. W. Braynt Carr, Edgemont Baptist Church, Durham 

Vice-Moderator Rev. Willis Bennett, Rt. 3, Apex 

Clerk B. W. Rogers, 206 Swift Ave., Durham (Phone 8-9271) 

Treasurer E. Burke Hobgood, Durham Bank & Trust Co., Durham 

Historian Rev. Charles C. Smith, 114 E. Seeman St., Durham 

Auditor R. A. Cherry, 14 16 Dollar Ave., Durham 

Orphanage Representative Rev. C. N. Royal, Angier Ave. Baptist Church, Durham 



Biblical Recorder Representative O. A. Johnson, 2715 E. Geer St., Durham 

Baptist Hospital Representative J. C. Faucette, 607 E. Geer St., Durham 

Baptist Home (Resthaven) Representative C. L. Upchurch, Rt. 4, Durham 

ASSOCIATION BOARD 

The Association Board is comprised of the Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Clerk, 
Treasurer, the Association Sunday School Superintendent, the Association Training 
Union Director, the Association W. M. U. Superintendent, each active pastor of the 
Association and one elected layman from each church. 

COMMITTEES 

Program: C. F. Smith, Chairman, C. E. Byrd, F. W. Helmbold, E. E. Ferrell, E. B. 
Britt. 

Extension: B. E. Morris, Chairman, O. A. Johnson, W. Chess Smith, Frank Marshall, 
U. P. McLaurin, William L. Bennett, Thomas L. Reese, Z. B. Teel, V. A. Shore, Jr. 

Missions: H. B. Anderson, Chairman, C. H. Collie, Raymond Lanier, C. N. Royal, 
C. E. Byrd. 

Evangelism: E. Lamar Kincaid, Chairman, G. Fred Lipe, T. Alfred Lineberger, J. 
Marshall Walker, James Pernell, James L. Pollard, C. C. Eddinger, Warren Kerr. 

Nominating: James Pernell, Chairman, U. P. McLaurin, Thos. L. Reese. 

Activities: R. L. Costner, Chairman, Warren Carr, Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Willis 
Bennett, Mrs. R. D. Holleman, W. Bryant Carr. 

Finance: E. Burke Hobgood, Chairman (Treasurer), Lester Williams, C. A. Maddry, 
R. D. Holleman, Willis Bennett. 

On Merger of Council and Association: C. F. Smith, Chairman, C. N. Royal, C. H. 
Collie, Raymond Lanier, W. E. Stanley, W. Bryant Carr, ex-officio. 

ASSOCIATIONAL AUXILIARIES 

Association Sunday School Superintendent Rev. Willis Bennett, Rt. 3, Apex 

Association Training Union Director Miss Nannie Mae Herdon, Rt. 3, Durham 

Association W. M. U. Superintendent. .Mrs. R. D. Holleman, 301 Newsom St., Durham 



Registered Messengers and Visitors 



Alston Avenue Baftist Church: Mrs. H. A. Basden, Mrs. Bessie Currin, Mrs. John 

Hamm, Mrs. Minnie Hilliard, Mrs. W. A. O'Neal. 
Angler Avenue Baftist Church: Mrs. J. Frank Adams, Mrs. A. B. Carson, Mrs. Foy 

R. Crabtree, William Crutchfield, Mrs. I. R. Fonville, Mrs. W. B. Fonville, W. B. 

Fonville, C. D. Green, Mrs. C. D. Green, Mrs. Pearl Hall, Mrs. W. T. Hall, Mrs. 

Annie B. Harward, Mrs. L. C. High, Mrs. Dora Keith, Mrs. J. W. Lawrence, 

U. P. McLaurin, Mrs. C. C. May, Miss Ola Morris, Mrs. G. R. Palmer, Mrs. Harold 

B. Perry, Mrs. Isla Pollard, C. N. Royal, Mrs. A. B. Stone. 

Bells Baftist Church: Mrs. Eustace Horton, Mrs. Percy Howard, Mrs. Pittman Harward. 
Berea Baftist Church: G. C. Cook, Mrs. G. C. Cook, C. R. McHaney, Genie Shepherd, 
Mrs. Genie Shepherd. 

Bethesda Baftist Church: Mrs. John Ausley, D. T. Booth, Mrs. J. C. Colcloug-h, Mrs. 
R. M. Edgerton, Mrs. M. C. Stallings, Mrs. Mallie Turner, C. L. Upchurch, Mrs. 

C. L. Upchurch, Lunsford Williams 

Braggtovun Baftist Church: Mrs. D. W. Alexander, R. C. Brooks, Mrs. A. G. Booth, 
W. M. Carver, Mrs. D. T. Chandler, Ed Clements, Mrs. T. T. Frazier, Robert 

D. HoUeman, Mrs. Robert D. Holleman, Mrs. John McGee, Mrs. E. T. Mangum, 
Mrs. W. L. Murdock, Mrs. E. L. Phillips, Mrs. W. P. Pulley, Mrs. E. J. Tippett, 
Mrs. H. R Tippett, J. Marshall Walker, Mrs. J. Marshall Walker. 

Calvery Baftist Church: W. L. Bennett, Mrs. Lois Ferrell, Mrs. J. R. Joyner, Mrs. 
James Loyd. 

Cedar Fork Baftist Church: F. H. Page, Mrs. F. H. Page, H. L. Page, Mrs. H. L. 

Page, C. L. Stone, Mrs. C. L Stone 
Cheek Heights Baftist Church: Mrs J. E. Capps, Mrs. J. W. Deitz, Mrs. Addie H. 

Green, Mrs. John Hancock, Mrs. J. M. Jones, Mrs. Sexton Johnson, Mrs. Alex 

Lesperance, Mrs. Paul Macks, Mrs. V. T. Seals, Mrs. C. H. Shelton. 
Durham Memorial Baftist Church: Lottie Brinkley, Mrs. Gordon Chandler, Vera Ferrell, 

Harvey G. Holt, W. L. Lawson, Mrs. C. F. Leatherwood, Mrs. Lennie A. Lee, 

Mrs. Stell Riggs. 
Ebenezer Baftist Church: W. A. Dunnagan, Mrs. Keran Riley. 

Efhesus Baftist Church: Mrs. A. M. Blackwood, Mrs. Lottie Cannady, Mrs. B. W. 

Clark, Mrs. W. E. Elliott, Mrs. A. C. Mangum, Mrs. R. P. O'Briant. 
Edgemont Baftist Church: W. Bryant Carr, Mrs. Odell Barbee, Virginia Belle Hall, 

Mrs. A. F. Harris, P. C. Herndon, Mrs. W. H. Hobgood, O. V. Johnson, Mrs. 

A. L. Keith, Mrs. E. S. Pearce. 
Faith Baftist Church: Mrs H. P. Roberts, Mrs. B. D. Rimmer. 

First Baftist Church: J. T. Ashley, W. S. Bagwell, Mrs. W. S. Bagwell, Mrs. W. J. 
Broadwell, Mrs. S. C. Council, H. L. Ferguson, Mrs. H. L. Ferguson, E. R. 
Green, Mrs. E. R. Green, John Griffin, Dennis W. Hockaday, Mary Pat Kent, 
John T. Laverty, Mrs. Percy Liles, Mrs. J. Winston Pearce, Lenna Pleasants, 
George J. Poe, Charles C. Smith, Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, Zella Woody. 



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Gorman Baptist Church: Mrs. M. M. Howe, Mrs. O. C. McKinnie, Mrs. W. F. O'Quinn, 

J. J. Thornton, Mrs. Rosa Wilkins, J. L, Williams. 
Grace Baftist Church: H. B. Anderson, Mrs. H. B. Anderson, William L. Bennett, 

K. U. Bryan, Mrs. W. W. Edwards, Mrs. M. O. Long, Mrs. L. L. Fogleman, K. E. 

McKneely, A. B. Smart, Mrs. J. H. Talley, Miss Valeria Wallace, Mrs. George 

Watkins, Jr., Margarete Wells, Mrs. C. H. Wells, Mrs. S. J. West. 
Grey Stone Baftist Church: Blennie Andrews, Mrs. C. M. Cheek, Annie Lois Ferrell, 

Miss Louise Garrard, Mrs. James M. Hardin, Marian Hume, Mrs. S. C. King-, Mrs. 

Roy R. Lewis, Mrs. Floyd McArthur, Mrs. B. E. Morris, Patricia Roberts, Mrs. 

R. M. Teague. 

Guess Road Baftist Church: Mrs. W. C. Brewer, Mrs. J. R. Byrd, Mrs. C. R. King, 
Mrs. Wm. Newton, Mrs. Georgia Newton. 

Hollonvay Street Baftist Church: R. D. Holmes, Mrs. R. D. Holmes, M. F. Johnson, 
Mrs. M. F. Johnson, Mrs. D. P. O'Briant, Mrs. Z. B. Teel, Mrs. C. W. Wethington. 

Immanuel Baftist Church: Mrs. D. E Brady, Mrs H. L. Canada, Mrs. C. L. Livingstone, 
Mrs. J. H. Marshall, Mrs. Harry Watkins. 

Lakeivood Baftist Church: Mrs. Hubert L. Atwater, Mrs. R. L. Drane, Mrs. G. A. 
Hobbie, Mrs. Cora U. Jacobs, Mrs. J. Troy Jones, Mrs. E. L. Kincaid, Mrs. J. C. 
Myrick, Mrs. R. W. Smith, Mrs. F. A. Ward. 

Lowers Grove Baftist Church: C. C. Edwards, Mrs. C. C. Edwards, Mrs. E. E. Ferrell, 
Nannie Mae Herndon, W. A. Maddry, Mrs. M. T. Shepherd, Sr. 

Lystra Baftist Church: J. E. Bean, Mrs. John Bean, Mrs. Howard T. Bennett, Mrs. 
Gordon Bennett, J. G. Bennett, J. C. Blake, Mrs. J. C. Blake, Mrs. C. L. Burnette, 
W. J. Cheek, Vivian Cole, Mrs. Ernest Dollar, Mrs. S. L. Dollar, Mrs. Dollar, 
M. T. Dollar, Mrs. T. Dollar, Arthur Dollar, Mrs. J. H. Hackney, Mrs. John 
Herndon, Mrs. Harrison Hunt, Mrs. Flora Johnson, John Oldham, Mrs. John A. 
Oldham, W. C. Oldham, Clarence Oldham, Floy Oldham, Mrs. G. C. Oldham, 
Mrs. Florence Oldham, Minerva P. Partin, R. M. Riggsbee, Mrs. R. M. Riggsbee, 
B. S. Williams, Mrs. Seaton Williams, Eleanor Williams, Mrs. Harold Winters, 
Wannie Womble. 

Mt. Gilead Baftist Church: Carl Brasington, Mrs. E. W. Durham, C. E. Hackney, 
Mrs. C. E. Hackney, Jeter J. Hackney, Mrs. Jeter J. Hackney, Mrs. John Strowd, 
J. B. Ward, Mrs. J. B. Ward, Mrs. G G. Ward, Mrs. H. S. Williams 

Mt. Hermon Baftist Church: Mrs. Dewey Clayton, Sr., Mrs. W. H. Clayton, Mrs. G. D. 
Couch, Mrs. O. A. Couch, Mrs. W. O Couch, Mrs C. C. Edinger, Mrs. W. A. 
Godwin, E. F. Harris, Mrs. E. F. Harris, Mrs. John Link, Mrs. J. B. McCauley, 
Irvin Smith, Mrs. Irvin Smith. 

Mt. Moriah Baftist Church: Mrs. H. P. Carroll, Mrs. Will Carroll, Mrs. Hallie Crab- 
tree, Mrs. Jim Crabtree, Mrs. John Crabtree, Ruby Gooch, J. M. House, Mrs. J. L. 
Wilkins. 

Mt. Pisgah Baftist Church: Mrs. C. E. Byrd, E. J. Daniel, Mrs. E. J. Daniel, Clyde 
Ferrell, Mrs. Clyde Ferrell, Mrs. Rufus Horton, H. C. Sears, Mrs. H. C. Sears. 

Olive Branch Baftist Church: R. J. Broadwell, Mrs. W. L. Currin, Mrs. Pauline Currin, 
Mrs. H. G. Phillips, Mrs. George W. Ray, Mrs. K. E. Stallings, Mrs. A. E. Williams. 

Olive Chafel Baftist Church: Mrs. Clarence Goodwin, Mrs. W. G. Horton, Mrs. Robert 
Lawrence, Sexton Lawrence, John Leither, A. H. Ragan. 



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Park Vieiv Baptist Church: L. B. Boney, Mrs. L. B. Boney, Noah Brown, Mrs. Noah 

Brown, Mrs. L. S. Duncan, Mrs. Homer Jobe, Mrs. E. L. Kersey, Mrs. T. A. 

Lineberger, Mrs. E. G. Pope, Mrs. John U. Weddell. 
Plain View Baptist Church: Mrs. W. H. Harward, Mrs. Vivian Royster. 
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church: Mrs. Hal Baldwin. 
Red, Mountain Baptist Church: Wilson Crabtree, A. M. Tilley. 
Roberson Grove Baptist Church: Mrs. Fred Clark, Mrs. C. H. Johnson. 

Rose of Sharon Baptist Church: Mrs. John L. Scott, W. Sorrell, Mrs. W. M. Sorrell. 
Temple Baptist Church: Mrs. Theo. Apperson, Mrs. J. Fred Christian, Mrs. S. C. Latta, 

Mrs. J. R. Long-, Miss Jean Long, W. R. O'Briant, Rev. W. L. Pearson, Jr., Dr. 

D. R. Perry, Mrs. D. R. Perry. 
Watts Street Baptist Church: Mrs. Warren Carr, J. M. Cheek, Mrs. J. M. Cheek, Julius 

H. Coopening, Mrs. E. B. Cranford, Mary Isla Crumpler, Mrs. W. H. Crutchfield, 

Mrs. Charles D. Faucette, Mrs. H. J. Freeman, Mrs. M. D. Herndon, Mrs. E. 

Clyde Johnson, Mrs. R. G. Kendrick, Carl W. Reich, W. E. Stanley, Mrs. O. G. 

Tillman, J. P. Whitfield. 
Westwood Baptist Church: Mrs. R. L. Garrard, Mrs. W. G. Martin, Mrs. C. H. Poe, Sr., 

Mrs. Annie Stebbins, James T. Wilson. 
Yates Baptist Church: O. W. Bowling, Mrs. O. W. Bowling, C. J. Crutchfield, Jr., 

Mrs. C. W. Dollar, Mrs. E. F. Dollar, J. M. Franklin, Mrs. G. T. Hall, Mrs. 

R. S. Harris, Mrs Percy Horton, Mrs B. Ray Olive, H. W. Pickett, Mrs. H. W. 

Pickett, Mrs. Thos. W. Pickett, Mrs. W. L. Scoggins. 
Visitors: Mrs. F. H. Abernethy, Mt. Holly, N. C; O. T. Binkley, Wake Forest, N. C.j 

L. L. Carpenter, Raleigh, N. C; Mrs. J. L. Carson; Zeb P. Council, Chapel Hill; 

Ruth Fowler, Mt. Carmel Church; Mrs. J. M. Franklin; Rowland Giduz, Durham 

Herald; Mary E. Hall; Owen F. Herring, Wake Forest College; Mrs. W. H. 

Hobgood; M. A, Huggins, Baptist State Convention; Mrs. Paul Johnson, Mt. 

Carmel; Mrs. T. A. Lineberger, Charlotte, N. C; Mrs. D. A. Lowe, Mann's Chapel; 

W. K. McGee, Baptist Hospital; Mrs. Jesse Merritt, Mt. Carmel; Mrs. John 

Norwood, Mann's Chapel; Ruth B. Partin, Mann's Chapel; Aubrey T. Quaken- 

bush, Ossipee Baptist Church; Lily Ray, Carrboro, N, C; W. H. Rittenhouse, Hills- 

boro, N. C; George Shore, Student; Frances Sparrow, Mann's Chapel; Rev. 

Reginald Wall, Decatur, Ga.; Mrs. John Williams, Mt. Carmel; Mrs. F, S. Young. 

PASTORS REGISTERED 

H. B. Anderson, H. A. Basden, Willis Bennett, Leo T. Bridgers, Tearle P. Brown, 
C. E. Byrd, Warren Carr, W. Bryant Carr, Hugh E. Cherry, Robert L. Costner, C. C. 
Edinger, F. Wilbur Helmbold, Hal M. Helms, Warren E. Kerr, Raymond C. Lanier, 
T. A. Lineberger, T. Max Linnens, G. F. Lipe, Charles A. Maddry, Frank H. Mar- 
shall, B. E. Morris, Gerald W. Naylor, Hugh L. Nichols, J. Winston Pearce, James 
H. Pernell, James L. Pollard, Gerald F. Primm, Thomas L. Reece, Charles F. Smith, 
W. Chess Smith, Z. B. Teel. 



Constitution 



Adopted 1949 
Name 

Article i. This body shall be known as the Yates Baptist Association of North 
Carolina. 

Fiscal Years 

Art. 2. The fiscal years of the Association shall begin on October first and end on 
September thirtieth of each year. 

Membership 

Art. 3. The Association shall be composed of the Baptist churches within the 
bounds of the Yates Baptist Association and any other Baptist Churches that may here- 
after be admitted as herein provided for. 

Art. 4. Each church shall elect annually one messenger to the meeting of the 
Association for each one hundred members of the church, provided that each shall 
have not less than three or more than ten messengers. (See Article 17.) 

Objects 

Art. 5. The objects of the Association shall be to devise and recommend measures 
for increasing the harmony and spiritual power of the member churches, to develop 
and direct their energies, resources and gifts in advancing the Redeemer's Kingdom, 
and to cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist 
Convention in all religious, educational, mission, Sunday School, Training Union, 
Brotherhood and other work forstered by their Boards. 

Meetings 

Art. 6. The Association shall convene annually on Tuesday after the fourth Sunday 
in October and continue for two days, and may meet with different churches on the 
two successive days. 

Art. 7. The time of the annual meeting may be changed, or special meetings 
called, by the Association Board upon two weeks' notice to the member churches. 

Powers and Prerogatives 
Art. 8. The Association, when convened in meeting, shall sit as an advisory 
council, and shall have no power to infringe on any of the internal rights of the 
churches} it may advise with the member churches and recommend measures of useful- 
ness for their adoption, and may claim for itself, its objects and recommendation the 
highest consideration. 

Art. 9. The Association shall have power to hear grievances of any members 
of any church which is a member of the Association, and advise or aid them in any 
manner within the power of the Association. 

Rights of the Churches 
Art. 10. On application of any Baptist Church for admission to this Association 
it shall present to the Association Board of the Association, prior to its annual meeting, 
evidence of its faith and order and of its willingness to cooperate with the work of the 



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Association and upon recommendation of the Association Board and favorable action 
by the Association, the said applying- church may be received into full fellowship, and 
its ordained ministers and messengers may be seated. 

Art. II. The Association shall have power, upon notice of one year and by two- 
thirds majority vote of messengers present and voting, to withdraw fellowship from any 
church that shall wilfully depart from orthodox principles of the Christian religion as 
taught in the Bible and as believed by Baptists. 

Duties of the Churches 

Art. 12. The member churches shall elect annually the required number of 
messengers within a reasonable time prior to the annual meeting, who shall serve as 
messengers for one year, and who, together with the ordained ministers of the member 
church, shall represent the member church in the Association. 

Art. 13. Each member church shall send annually to the Association meeting a 
letter which shall show : 

1. The location of the church. 

2. The names of the pastor, ordained ministers in its membership, clerk and other 
general officers and their respective addresses. 

3. Sundays of regular worship. 

4. Church statistics, with the number baptized, received by letter, restored, or other- 
wise, dismissed by letter, dropped for cause or otherwise, and the total present member- 
ship. 

5. Financial statements of all receipts, expenditures, and disbursements during the 
Associational year. 

6. Statistics of all major organizations in the church. 

7. Names of all messengers and alternates. 

8. Any other information required by the Association on blanks provided for that 
purpose. 

Officers and Organizations 

Art. 14. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, Auditor, Historian, and an Asociation Board, and such other com- 
mittees as may be authorized by the Association. 

Art. 15. The officers and Association Board shall be elected at the first session 
of the annual meeting of the Association, and these shall assume their duties at the 
close of the annual meeting at which they are elected. 

Art. 16. Any officer may be elected to succeed himself, except the Moderator who 
may not serve more than two years in succession. 

Art. 17. The Association Board shall consist of the Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, the Association Sunday School Superintendent, the Association Train- 
ing Union Director, the Association W.M.U. Superintendent, each active pastor in the 
Association and one lay member from each member church to be elected by the church, 
whose names shall be included with the church letter. 

Art. 18. The Moderator shall appoint a Committee on Committees at the first 
session of each Annual meeting whose duty it will be to recommend such committees 
?s ore provided for elsewhere in this constitution or by action of the Association. 



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Committees and Their Duties 
Art. 19. Standing- committees shall be made up of members from the Association 
Board. 

1. The Finance Committee shall consist of the Treasurer as Chairman and four 
other members. This committee shall devise plans for raising the funds for the 
Association budget and prepare for recommendation to the annual session of the 
Association the budget for the disbursement of funds for the coming year. 

2. The Missions Committee shall be composed of five members, whose duty it shall 
be to employ, with the approval of the Association Board, a Superintendent of Mis- 
sions j and to exercise general supervision of this work. The chairman shall make an 
annual report of the missionary activities at the general meeting of the Association, 

3. The Activities Committee shall be composed of three members with the 
Moderator, Sunday School Superintendent, Training Union Director, Superintendent 
of W.M.U., President of Brotherhood and President of the Ministers' Conference 
serving as advisory members. It shall be the duty of this committee to plan and 
recommend to the annual session of the Association a program of activities for the 
coming year. 

4. The Program Committee shall be composed of five members. It shall be the 
duty of this committee to arrange the program for the annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion. 

Amendment to the Constitution 

5. The Church Extension Committee shall be composed of nine members. It shall 
be the duty of this committee to work with the Superintendent of Missions in the matter 
of location of sites for new churches, purchasing of lots, and promoting the organi- 
zation of such new Baptist churches as may be approved by the Association in regular 
session or by the Association Board. It shall be the duty of this committee to study 
the applications of churches seeking admission into the Association and make recom- 
mendation to the Association Board regarding the same. 

Art. 20. Other committees of the Association: 

1. The Place and Preacher Committee shall consist of three members to be appointed 
by the Moderator at least three months in advance of the annual meeting. This com- 
mittee shall receive or solicit invitations for the place of meeting of the next annual 
session. It shall recommend the place of meeting and the preacher and alternate for 
the sermon at the next annual meeting. 

2. The Resolutions Committee shall be composed of three members appointed by 
the Moderator on the first day of the annual session to report suitable resolutions at 
the annual meeting. 

Duties of Officers and Association Board 

Art. 21. The Moderator shall begin each session punctually and preside over the 
annual meetings of the Association, appoint such committees as may be authorized by 
the Association, Rules of Order, or by the Association, enforce the rules, preserve order, 
and exercise all prerogatives of a presiding ofiicer according to parliamentary usage, 
and serve as Chairman of the Association Board. 

Art. 22. The Vice-Moderator shall discharge the duties of the Moderator in his 
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Art. 23. The clerk shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Association} 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Minutes } keep on file the printed 
Minutes and other important papers of the Association; and shall serve as Secretary of 
the Association Board. For his services the Clerk shall be paid the sum of $i 00.00 
annually. 

Art. 24. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys contributed to the Association by 
the member churches j and shall make disbursements as authorized by the Association 
or by the Association Board, and shall make an annual report to the Association. 

Art. 25. The Auditor shall audit the Treasurer's records and attest his annual 
report to the Association. 

Art. 26. The Historian shall collect facts of interest to the Association and the 
member churches, and shall make a report to each annual meeting of the Association. 

Art. 27. The Association Board shall cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist 
Convention in its program for the furtherance of the work fostered by that body 
within the bounds of the Yates Baptist Association; it shall meet as often as it may elect 
for the effectual performance of its duties; it shall act for the Association on any matters 
requiring attention between the annual meetings of the Association; it shall have power 
to fill vacancies on the Association Board or Committees that may occur during the 
year. The Association Board may have an executive committee if deemed wise by 
the board. 

Amendments 

Art. 28. The Provisions of this constitution may not be waived at any meeting 
of the Association, except as herein provided for Amendments thereof. 

Art. 29. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any annual meeting 
of the Association, upon afiirmative vote of two-thirds of the voting members present, 
provided, however, the proposed amendment shall have been presented in writing to 
the Moderator and the Association Board prior to the annual meeting. 



Rules of Order 



1. At the annual meeting of the Association the Moderator elected at the preceding 
annual meeting shall preside until the end of the session at which his successor shall be 
recognized. 

2. Each session of the Association shall be opened with religious exercises to be 
conducted by whomsoever the Program Committee shall designate. 

3. A majority of the members present shall be a quorum for the transaction of 
matters of business, except in matters relating to the Constitution, and the matter of 
withdrawing fellowship from any member church. 

4. The messengers shall observe toward the officers and each other that courtesy 
which becomes Christians. 

5. A messenger wishing to speak shall rise and address the presiding officer. He 
shall confine himself strictly to the question under consideration, and shall avoid all 
personalities. No messenger shall speak more than twice on the same subject without 
special permission. 

6. All motions seconded shall be definitely stated by the presiding officer, or at his 
request, read by the Clerk before the vote is taken. 

7. When a question is under discussion no other motion or proposition shall be 
received except a motion to adjourn, lay on the table, to amend, to commit, to postpone 
to a definite time, when several motions shall have preference in the order in which 
they come. 

8. Th Association shall have the right to decide what subjects shall be admitted 
for consideration. 

9. The general business of the Association shall be determined by the program 
committee recommended by the Committee on Committees named at the previous 
meeting which will report as soon as possible after the first session of the Association. 
When adopted this report shall become the order for the Association and cannot be 
changed except by vote of the Association as provided in Section 8. 

10. All questions of order not herein provided for shall be decided by rules of some 
recognized "Parliamentary Practice," preferably Mell's or Kerfoot's. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 



YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October 28 and 29, 1952 

FIRST day's session WITH 

Lystra Baptist Church, Chatham County 

SECOND day's session WITH 

Braggtown Baptist Church, Durham 



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1952 
Lystra Baptist Church 

Morning Session 

1. On Tuesday, October 28, 1952, at 9:30 a.m., Moderator W. Bryant 
Carr called Yates Baptist Association to order in its Fourth Annual Session. 

2. Thos. L. Reece, with Mrs. Patricia Roberts accompanist, led the 
group in singing the hyms, "I Am Thine, O! Lord" and "Stand Up for 
Jesus." 

3. F. W. Helmbold, pastor of Ephesus Baptist Church, led in scripture 
reading and prayer. 

4. On motion of C. N. Royal, seconded by J. Winston Pearce, the group 
voted that all enrolled messengers and the pastors of churches in the Asso- 
ciation constitute the voting membership at this session. 

5. J. Winston Pearce, Chairman of the Program Committee, presented 
the suggested program for the sessions and, on motion of C. F. Smith, 
seconded by Frank Marshall, program was unanimously approved. 



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PROGRAM 

Tuesday, October 28, 1952 — Wednesday, October 29, 1952 
Tuesday at Lystra Baptist Church 
Wednesday at Braggtown Baptist Church 

TUESDAY— MORNING SESSION 
9:00 Reg-istration Beg-ins 
9:30 Music 

9:40 Scripture and Prayer F. M. Helmbold 

9:50 Enrollment 

9:55 Report of Program Committee J. Winston Pearce 

10:00 Introduction of New Pastors, Educational Workers and Visitors. .B. E. Morris 

10:10 Baptist Hospital W. K. McGee 

10:25 Report of Nominating Committee D. J. Booth 

Election of Association Board 
10:35 Miscellaneous Business 

10:40 Cooperative Program and Nine Year Program M. A. Huggins 

10:40-11:20 Address 

1 1 :2o-i 1 :4o Discussion 
1 1 :4o Special Music 

1 1 :45 Associational Sermon Charles A. Maddry 

12:30 Lunch 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

1 :45 Music 

1:50 Scripture and Prayer W. Chess Smith 

2:00 Our Southern Baptist Program J. Winston Pearce 

2:35 Report of Treasurer and Budget Committee Harvey G. Holt 

2:50 Miscellaneous Business 

3:00 Righteousness Exalteth a Nation R. M. Hause 

3:00-3:30 Address 

3 :3 0-3 :45 Discussion 
3:45 Adjournment 

WEDNESDAY MORNING 

9:30 Music 

9:35 Scripture and Prayer C. C. Edinger 

9:45 Report on Sunday School Work Willis Bennett 

10:00 Report on Vacation Bible School Mrs. Harrell Perry 

10:15 Report on Training Union Work Miss Nannie Mae Herndon 



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10:30 Report on W.M.U. Work Mrs. R. D. Holleman 

10:55 Report of Historian Charles C. Smith 

11:15 N. C. Baptist Homes Mrs. Ethel Fulghum 

11:35 Miscellaneous Business v 

1 1 :45 Special Music 

11:55 An Affirmative Response to God's Grace O. T. Binkley 

12:30 Lunch 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 

1 :45 Music 

1:50 Scripture and Prayer Halm M. Helms 

2 :oo Baptist Orphanag-e C. N. Royal 

2:30 Report of Committees 

2:45 Message of Our Associational Letters B. W. Rogers 

3:10 Miscellaneous Business 



3:20 Contribution a Seminary Can Make to Churches in Its Area. . . .0. T. Binkley 
4:00 Adjournment 

6. B. E. Morris was called on to introduce new pastors, educational 
workers and other newcomers into the Association. The following were 
presented and heartily welcomed: Pastors: W. Chess Smith, Guess Road; T. 
Alford Lineberger, Park View; J. L. Pollard, Cheek Heights; Tearle P. 
Brown, Berea; T. Max Linnens, Lystra; Thomas L. Reece, Gorman; 
Gerald W. Naylor, Cedar Fork. Mrs. Virginia Hall, Educational Director 
and Secretary, Edgemont; Edgar Ferrell, Assistant Pastor, Yates; Mrs. 
Flora Pickett, Church Secretary, Yates; Miss Thelma Arnote, Miss Zella 
Dew Woody, Miss Mary Pat Kent, leaders in the organized Training and 
Development Program, First; W. L. Pearson, Educational Director, Temple; 
Minister of Music, Miss Valeria Wallace, Grace; Mrs. R. R. Lewis, Minister 
of Music, Grey Stone; Miss Patricia Roberts, Office Secretary and Organist, 
Greystone. 

7. Baptist Hospital report, J. C. Faucette representative, was presented 
by H. B. Anderson, and, on motion, accepted. W. K. McGhee, of the 
Hospital, spoke on "The Ministry of Healing." 

8. D. J. Booth, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, offered report. 
On motion of Warren Carr, seconded by T. L. Reece, the report was 
approved. (See directory of officers and committees page 5.) 

9. The nominations for B. T. U. were also presented by D. J. Booth 
and accepted. (Printed in reports section of these minutes.) 

10. C. N. Royal offered Sunday School report and nominations. On 



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motion made by him and duly seconded, approval was voted for the report 
and the nominations. (See Sunday School reports in reports section of 
minutes. ) 

11. The Clerk read a proposal unanimously recommended by the Yates 
Association Board that five changes be made in the Constitution of the 
organization. (See report section for proposed amendments.) 

12. The Association voted to consider these amendments seriatim. After 
considerable discussion, the first four amendments were approved by a vote 
of more than two-thirds of members present entitled to vote and who 
actually voted. 

13. A question as to interpretation of the Constitution arose. Some 
thought two thirds of those present entitled to vote, whether or not they voted, 
would be required to carry the amendments. This difference of view was 
discussed at some length before expiration of the period on program for 
miscellaneous business, when upon motion, the Association proceeded with 
the next item on program. 

14. M. A. Huggins, Executive Secretary of the Baptist State Convention 
spoke on "The Cooperative Program" and "The Nine Year Program" of 
the Convention. As always, he spoke informingly and inspiringly. 

15. B. E. Morris announced approval of the Associational Board that the 
new Park View Baptist Church, T. A. Lineberger pastor, located on East 
Club Boulevard, Durham, be admitted as a member church of the Associa- 
tion. On motion of B. E. Morris, seconded by J. Winston Pearce, the group 
heartily accepted the new member. 

16. Sermon by Charles A. Maddry on "The Gospel, the Whole Gospel 
and Nothing but the Gospel." 

17. Pastor Linnens informed the assemblage as to lunch arrangements 
by his Lystra Church. 

18. Closed the morning session with the singing of "Blessed Be His 
Name," led by Thos. L. Reece, with Miss Marian Hume, accompanist. 

Afternoon Session 

19. Music: Led by Mrs. Roy Lewis, with Mrs. Patricia Roberts, accom- 
panying. Group singing of hymn, "Faith of Our Fathers." 

20. Devotional period: W. Chess Smith, Guess Road Baptist Church, 
conducting. 

2 1 . Dr. Owen Herring, of Wake Forest faculty, spoke briefly and eflFec- 
tively on the work and the challenge of Wake Forest and the Southeastern 
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22. Reginald Wall, evangelist holding meetings in Bethesdia Church, was 
recognized. 

23. At this point quite a number of special visitors were recognized and 
welcomed. 

24. "Our Southern Baptist Program" was presented by J. Winston 
Pearce, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Durham. 

25. Harvey Holt, Treasurer, submitted report for the year from Oct. 
I, 1 95 1 to Sept. 30, 1952. Mimeographed copies distributed. An annual 
budget was also suggested. On motion of H. B. Anderson, seconded by 
Marshall Walker, Treasurer's report was approved. 

26. Motion of Marshall Walker that salary in the budget for the Superin- 
tendent of Missions for Yates Association, be definitely fixed at $4,500 per 
annum. This motion was not carried, since the majority opinion prevailed 
that this salary item should be left more flexible. 

27. Moderator Carr ruled that proposed amendments to Constitution 
had not been adopted at the morning session. (Considerable discussion.) 

28. Warren Carr and C. E. Byrd moved that further consideration of 
the proposals for amendments to Constitution be deferred until miscellaneous 
period in program Wednesday, the 29th. This was carried, as the time had 
arrived for the next feature of the program. 

29. R. M. Hause, Secretary of the Allied Church League of North 
Carolina, addressed the Association on: "Righteousness Exalteth a Nation." 

30. Closing prayer, led by H. B. Anderson, Pastor, Grace Church. 

32. Adjournment until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the 29th at Braggtown 
Baptist Church. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1952 
Braggtown Baptist Church 

Morning Session 

33. At 9:30 a.m. the day's program began by singing, "I Love Thy 
Kingdom, Lord," Thomas L. Reece again the leader and Miss Marian 
Hume, organist. 

34. Scripture reading and prayer, C. C. Edinger, Pastor, Mount Hermon 
Church. 

35. Report on Sunday School work by Willis Bennett, pastor of Olive 
Chapel Church and Association Sunday School Superintendent. On motion 
of Willis Bennett, seconded by Charles C. Smith, report adopted. (See 
reports section of Minutes.) 



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36. Report made by Mrs. Harrell Perry on Vacation Bible School work 
for the year was encouraging. After presentation of Miss Marian Hume, 
Grey Stone Church, Mrs. Grady Parrish, Angier Avenue Church and Mrs. 
Margaret Long, Grace Church, leaders in this work, the report was on 
motion, heartily approved. 

37. Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Association Training Union Director^ 
gave annual report. (See reports section of Minutes.) Miss Herndon pre- 
sented, with charts, and comparative statistics, the important expanding and 
effective work of the B. T. U. Report, on motion duly made and seconded, 
heartily accepted. 

38. Mrs. Robert D. Holleman, Association W. M. U. Superintendent, 
offered her report without reading it, in order that Mrs. Gordon Maddry, 
President of the North Carolina W. M. U. organization might have more 
time on the program. After adoption of report on motion of Mrs. Holle- 
man, seconded by H. B. Anderson, Mrs. Maddry spoke in a forceful, con- 
vincing, inspiring manner. Upon request, B. E. Morris led in prayer. 
(See Proceedings and Reports W. M. U. preceding Statistical Section.) 

39. Association Historian, Charles C. Smith, presented a history of 
Lystra Baptist Church now a century old. On motion this history is printed 
in supplementary pages of these minutes. 

40. Mrs. Ethel Fulghum, of Resthaven, the North Carolina Baptist 
Home for the Aging, offered and spoke to a report from that valuable, 
infant institution of the N. C. Baptist Convention. 

41. Leo Bridgers, BiWical Recorder Representative, for the Association, 
introduced Dr. L. L. Carpenter, Editor of the Recorder, who spoke very 
briefly and encouragingly. 

42. Further miscellaneous business was, on motion, postponed until the 
afternoon session of the body. 

43. Dr. Olin Binkley, of Wake Forest College and Southeastern Semi- 
nary, delivered a powerful address on "An Affirmative Response to God's 
Grace." 

44. Hymn sung by congregation, "All Hail the Power." 

45. Upon request, and upon motion of W. E. Stanley, seconded by 
Charles F. Smith, Butner Baptist Church was granted dismissal from Yates 
Association to the Flat River Baptist Association. 

46. Lunch notice by Marshall Walker, pastor of host Church, Bragg- 
town Baptist. Prayer by Charles F. Smith 

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Afternoon Session 

48. Hymn, "Leaning On the Everlasting Arms." Thos. Reece, lead- 
ing and Miss Marian Hume at organ. 

49. Scripture and prayer, Warren Carr, pastor of Watts Street Baptist 
Church. 

50. Moderator Carr asked that the Association sustain or reject his 
ruling on the required procedure for amending the Constitution of the 
Association. 

51. At this time and before any action on the ruling of the chair on pro- 
cedure to change the Constitution, H. B. Anderson made motion, which 
B. E. Morris, seconded, that the whole matter of amendments to the Con- 
stitution be tabled. Unanimously carried. (See reports section for the pro- 
posed amendments, which were tabled.) 

52. Charles F. Smith, pastor of Yates Baptist Church, presented resolu- 
tions proposed by his church, regarding merger of Baptist Council of Durham 
and the Yates Association. (These resolutions printed in full in resolutions 
section of these Minutes.) The resolutions provided for the appointment by 
the Association Committee on Committees, of a special committee to meet 
with a committee from the Council with a view to bringing about a merger 
of the two organizations. On motion of Robert D. Holleman, seconded 
by B. E. Morris, the Yates Church resolutions were unanimously approved. 

B. E. Morris spoke to the motion and Warren Carr spoke on a point of 
personal privilege. 

53. This "Merger Committee" is composed of C. F. Smith, Chairman, 

C. N. Royal, C. H. Collie, Raymond C. Lanier, W. E. Stanley, with 
Moderator Bryant Carr, ex-ofJicio member. 

54. Willis Bennett and Marshall Walker moved to have the Merger 
Committee report as early as possible, to the Association Board, rather than 
to the next annual meeting of the Association. Carried. 

55. Scripture and prayer, H. M. Helms, pastor of Butner Baptist Church. 

56. Committee on Place and Preacher proposed and gained approval to 
the following: Place of meeting: Tuesday, October 27th, with Mount Pisgah 
Baptist Church, Chatham County, and on Wednesday, October 28th, 1953, 
with Durham Memorial Baptist Church, Durham County. Preacher: Fred 
Lipe; alternate C. F. Smith. 

57. Resolutions Committee report, made by Gerald C. Primm. On 
motion unanimously adopted. (See resolutions section.) 

58. Activities Committee report offered by R. L. Costner. On motion, 
accepted and same is printed in reports section of these minutes. 



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59. Moderator announced appointment of special committees as follows: 
Committee on Committees: C. N. Royal, Chairman, J. Frank Marshall, 
J. M. Franklin, B. E. Morris, C. A. Maddry; Place and Preacher Com- 
mittee: W. E. Stanley, Chairman, Leo T. Bridges, J. L. Scott; Resolu- 
tions Committee: G. C. Primm, Chairman, H. E. Cherry, Mrs. William 
L. Bennett. 

60. The Clerk gave a report calling attention to some interesting and 
seemingly significant facts revealed in the church letters. 

61. Missions Committee Chairman Chas. A. Maddry made vi^ritten 
report printed in reports section. Attention w^as called to the budget for the 
Association, the suggested amounts needed as contributions from churches for 
support of the Association activities and the approved Five Year Program of 
Work and Service for Yates Association. On motion, the Missions Committee 
report and recommendations, were approved. 

62; C. N. Royal, Angier Ave. Pastor, and Orphanage representative, 
introduced C. E. Wilkie, who was brought up and has been a worker in and 
for the Orphanage. Mr. Wilkie gave considerable insight into daily life at 
our great institution. 

63. Committee on Committees made complete report including the per- 
sonnel of the special Merger Committee. (See Directory of Committees 
page 5 of these minutes.) 

64. Moderator Carr anounced appointment of the following Nominat- 
ing Committee: James Pernell, U. P. McLaurin, Thomas L. Reece. 

65. Hymn: "Amazing Grace." Thomas Reece and Miss Marian Hume 
leading. 

66. The closing feature of the program was an address by Dr. Olin T. 
Binkley on "The Contribution a Seminary Can Make to Churches in Its 
Area." 

67. Distribution of literature to those present. 

68. Prayer and Benediction, led by Willis Bennett, pastor Olive Chapel. 

69. Adjournment. 

W. Brayant Carr, Moderator. 
B. W. Rogers, Clerk 



Reports 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

Financial Statement — September 30, 195 i-September 30, 



952 



RECEIPTS 

Alston Ave $ 47-25 

Angier Ave 250.00 

Bells 35-00 

Berea 130- 7 7 

Bethesda 275-00 

Braggtown 170.00 

Butner 00.00 

Calvary 55-oo 

Cedar Fork 50.00 

Cheek Heights 00.00 

Durham Memorial 50.00 

Ebenezer 00.00 

Edgemont 275-00 

Ephesus 00.00 

Faith 00.00 

First 100.00 

Grace 250.00 



Grey Stone . . . . 

Gorman 

Guess Road ... 
HoUoway St. . . 

Immanuel 

Lakewood . . . . . 
Lowe's Grove . . 

Lystra 

Westwood 

Mount Gilead . . 
Mount Hermon 
Mount Moriah . 
Mount Pisgah . . 
Olive Branch . . 
Olive Chapel . . 
Plain View . . . , 
Pleasant Hill . . , 
Red Mountain . 
Roberson Grove 
Rose of Sharon . 



103.00 

64.00 

00.00 

75-00 

50.00 

00.00 

30.00 

00.00 

00.00 

22.50 

00.00 

00.00 

100.00 

00.00 

20.00 

00.00 

00.00 

25.00 

00.00 

75-00 

Temple 266.64 

Watts 120.00 

Yates 300.00 



$2,939.16 



Balance on Hand 

October i, 195 i $2,364.74 

J. L. Walter Moose Supply. . . . 115.00 

Vac. Bible School and Misc 381.79 

Total $5,800.69 

DISBURSEMENTS 
Dr. L. E. M. Freeman 

(Travel Expenses) $ 10.00 

E. L. Spivey (Taught 

Deacon's School) 22.61 

Imprint Check Book 2.34 

Seeman Printery 540.52 

Grover Jones (Travel 

Expenses) 10.00 

Social Planning Council 2.00 

Matthew T. Yates — Memorial. . 550.00 
Training Union Expenses 

(Enlargement Campaign) . . 174.45 

Young People's Retreat 86.85 

Baptist Book Store 10.00 

Miss Carolyn Watkins 15.00 

Mrs. J. L. Walter Moose 75.00 

H. Fletcher Lambert 15.00 

J. E. Ladd Transfer 11.50 

Maddox-Stafford Stone Works. . 44-37 
J. L. Walter Moose 

(Salary) 1,880.00 

J. L. Walter Moose 

(Travel Expenses) 101.15 

Stamps 150.00 

Telephone 114. 15 

Office Supplies i73-3o 

Office Rent 288.00 

$4,286.24 

Balance on Hand 

October i, 1952 1,514.45 

$5,800.69 

(The Associational Treasurer's books 
closed September 30, 1952. Any money 
sent in since that date will not be shown 
on this Report.) 

Harvey G. Holt, Treasurer. 



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CLERK'S NOTES 

From the forty letters submitted by Yates Baptist Association Churches, attention is 
called to some reports that are interesting and that seem to indicate achievement and 
progress : 

Alston Avenue: Added to church building. Installed furnace. 
Bethesda: The new pastor, Raymond C. Lanier, entered upon his ministry. 
Butner: Renovated pastor's home. Voted to enter Flat River Association. 
Calvary: Dug deep well and installed pump. Pastor William Bennett took unto him- 
self a wife and helpmeet. 
Cedar Fork : New pastor, Gerald W. Naylor entered upon his duties. 
Cheek Heights: Called James L. Pollard to pastorate. 
Durham Memorial: Completed new auditorium. 
Ebenezer: Entered new church building. 

Edgemont: Painted outside church building. Installed new furnace and stoker. 
First: Added three specially equipped workers to help in the projected program of train- 
ing and development. 

Grace: Occupied new church building last October. Installed splendid, new organ, 
with competent Minister of Music. 

Grey Stone: Erected new personnel building and new nursery and kindergarten build- 
ings. 

Gorman: Secured new pastor, Thomas L. Reece. Second floor to educational plant 

completed and occupied. 
Guess Road: Called W. Chess Smith to pastorate of church. 
Lakenvood: Celebrated fortieth anniversary. 

Lowers Grove: Installed chimes, which can be heard for five miles with the wind right. 

Moving towards getting a pastor. 
Lystra: Called T. Max Linnens to its leadership. This is the centennial year of this 

church. Installed gas heating system, new hardwood floor, new pulpit furniture. 
Mount Gilead: New pulpit furniture and floor. Whole inside of church building 

renewed. Added $300 to pastor's salary. 
Mount Herman: Paid off debt on parsonage. 
Mount Moriah : Church cabin completed. 

Mount Pis gah: Celebrated home coming and completion of new church building. 
Olive Chafel: A new seven-room, brick parsonage nearing completion and occupancy. 
Plain View: Called Carroll Taylor to the pastorate. Entered new church building in 
June. 

Red Mountain: L. A. Norman assumed pastorate. 

Rose of Sharon: Redecorated interior of church building. 

Temfle: Purchased valuable property adjoining present site, for the purpose of future 
development and expansion. 

Watts Street: Work begun on new educational building and addition to church struc- 
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Westivood: Celebrated second birthday. Purchased property on Club Boulevard to be 
transformed into new church plant. Name changed from Maryland Avenue to 
Westwood. 

Yates: Paid all indebtedness on present church building on Easter Sunday. Purchased 
house and lot adjoining church property. Plan to begin new auditorium Easter 
Sunday '53. 

Total Number of Baptisms Reported 632 

Students for the Ministry from Churches of the Association 20 

Total Membership i9j327 

REPORT OF W. M. U. SUPERINTENDENT 

October i, 195 1 to September 30, 1952 

Number of Churches in Association 40 

Number of W. M. U. Organizations 

W.M.S. 40 } Y.W.A. 19; G.A. 42} R.A. 30 j S.B. 315 Total 162 
Number of New Organizations 

W.M.S. I } Y.W.A. 2 ; G.A. 45 R.A. 5 } S.B. o; Total 12 
Number of Members 

W.M.S. 2426 J Y.W.A. 154; G.A. 365; R.A. 289} S.B. 5995 Total 3823 
Number of Organizations Observing Seasons of Prayer: 

Foreign Missions 117; W.M.S. $6,149.19; Y.P. $715.52 

Home Missions 113; W.M.S. $2,193.64; Y.P. $449.57 

State Missions 41 ; W.M.S. $1,350.29; Y.P. $303.16 
Number of Tithers : 

W.M.S. 854; Y.P. 434 
Number of New Tithers During the Year 

W.M.S. 92; Y.P. 104 
Number of Mission Study Classes 

W.M.S. 74} Y.P. 160 
Number of W.M.S. Members Enrolled in Mission Study Classes — 158 1 
Number of Members Engaged in Directed Community Missions 

W.M.S. 1539; Y.P. 3689 
Number of Members Who Made Definite Efforts in Soul-Winning 

W.M.S. 679; Y.W.A. 71 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TRAINING UNION 



COMPARATIVE REPORT OF TRAINING UNION WORK 





Year 


Year 


Item 


1951 


1952 




30 


34 


Training Union Enrollment 


2,762 


3j445 




9 


2 


No. Churches with fully graded T. U 


24 


34 




3 


10 


New Units organized during year 


9 


55 


No. Churches requesting T. U. Study Course Awards. . 


17 


40 




969 


1)454 


No. Churches with Youth Weeks 


4 


9 


Total No. Letters and Cards written by 






Associational Officers 


1,210 


1,108 


No. Telephone Calls by Associational Officers 


423 


45 I 


Mileage traveled by Associational Officers 


4)709 


3,000 


Total Associational T. U. Expenses 


$64.58 


$184.66* 


T. U. Assembly Attendance 


196 


134 


Total Attendance at all Associational T. U. Meetings. . 


2,08 1 


2,440 


"M" Night Attendance 


500 


305 


ILARGEMENT CAMPAIGN REPORT 








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No. Campaign Workers (Visitors) 


56 




Total Enrollment at Enlargement Campaign Classes. . 


2,22 1 






1,533 




New Departments organized during week 


62 




New Unions organized during week 


55 




New Leaders Trained during week 


243 





Cost to Yates Association and Local Churches $1,100.00 



Total Cost of the Campaign $3,300.00 

ASSOCIATIONAL TOURNAMENT WINNERS 

Juniors — Bethesda — Ginger Bolton (Regional Winner), Dale Ellis (Regional 
Winner), Saundra Stevens (Regional Winner), Patricia Leathers (Regional 
Winner) . 

Louoe's Grove — Patricia Morgan (Regional and State Winner), Nancy Adams 
(Regional and State Winner), Billie Marie Glenn (Regional Winner). 
Temfle — Carol Christian (Regional and State Winner), Jimmy Billings (Re- 
gional and State Winner), William Maddry (Regional and State Winner). 
Holloivay — Barbara Farthing. 

Intermediate — First — Eleanor Helms. 
Temfle — Mary Maddry. 

Young People — Holloiuay — Cecil Ann Collie. 
Bethesda— Gldidys Ferrell. 

* $159.00 for Enlargement Campaign. 



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Adults — Olive Chafel — Mr. A. H. Ragan. 

Temfle — Mrs. Bessie Hilliard. 
Hymn Festival — First — Women's Choir. 

Bethesda — Concord Choir (Regional Winner) , Junior Choir. 



TRAINING UNION MEETINGS AND ATTENDANCE 

Oct. I Clinic (Grace) 352 

Dec. II "M" Night (Grey Stone) 305 

Jan. 15 Enlargement Campaign Planning Meetings (Harveys) 56 

Feb. 24 Mass Meeting Launching Campaign (First) 583 

Mar. 18 Tournament Night (Bethesda) 360 

Apr. 24 Regional Meeting (Temple) 175 

June 17 Picnic (Olive Chapel) 350 

Sept. 17 Clinic (Angier Avenue) 227 

From Quarterly Executive Meetings 32 

Total Attendance 2,440 

ATTENDANCE AND EFFICIENCY BANNER WINNERS 



December Attendance — Mt. Moriah 100%, Grey Stone 26.7%} Efficiency — Olive 
Chapel 67%. 

March Attendance — Mt. Moriah 90%, Bethesda 43% i Efficiency — Grace 

June Attendance — Mt. Gilead 69%, Olive Chapel 45 %i Efficiency — HoUoway 
63%. 

September Attendance — Mt, Moriah 31.8%, Yates 15.3%} Efficiency — Berea 
64%. 

CHURCHES WITHOUT TRAINING UNIONS 
Bells 

Alston Avenue 
Ebenezer 
Pleasant Hill 
Red Mountain 
Roberson Grove 

OBJECTIVES FOR THE TRAINING UNION PROGRAM FOR 1952-1953 

1. A fully graded Training Program in each church. 

2. The book, My Life and My Church taught to all new church members — spon- 

sored by Training Union. 

3. Efficiency stressed in all Unions. 

4. A Training Union Study Course in each church in the Association. 

5. Tournament participation urged in all Departments. 

6. April 5-12, Youth Week Emphasis in each church. 

7. Each Training Union Director sent to a Summer Assembly by local church. 
THEME FOR 195 2- 195 3— "Learn from Me." 

1951-1952 OFFICERS 

Nannie Mae Herndon, Director 
Harrell B. Perry, Associate Director 
Mrs. Harrell B. Perry, Secretary 



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Rev. J. Marshall Walker, Pastor- Ad visor 

John Laverty, Chorister 

Leland Mallet, Pianist 

Coy Yates, Adult 

David Bishop, Young People 

Frances Ann Leathers, Intermediate 

Janet Tarlton, Intermediates 

Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, Juniors 

Mrs. Louise B. Pickard, Children 

Respectfully submitted, 

Nannie Mae Herndon, Director. 

1952-1953 OFFICERS 

Director: Nannie Mae Herndon, 

Route 3, Box 441, Durham, N. C. 
Associate Director: Mr. Harrell B. Perry, 

209>^ W. Trinity Ave., Durham, N. C. 
Secretary: Mr. Bill Peirson, Temple 

Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. 
Chorister : Mr. John Laverty, 

1006 North St., Durham, N. C. 
Pianist: Mrs. Carl Bishop, 

Pickett Road, Durham, N. C. 
Pastor-Advisor: Rev. B. E. Morris, 

loio Broad St., Durham, N. C. 
Adult Leader : Mr. Coy Yates, 

12 1 3 N. Mangum St., Durham, N. C. 
Young People's Leader: Mr. David Bishop, 

1608 Holloway St., Durham, N. C. 
Intermediate Leader: Miss Janet Tarlton, 

1 109 Liberty St., Durham, N. C. 
Junior Leader: Mrs. D. R. Garrett, 

1006 Buchanan Blvd., Durham, N. C. 
Children's Leader : Mrs. J. Fred Christian, 

2209 University Dr., Durham, N. C. 

HISTORIAN'S REPORT 

HISTORY OF LYSTRA BAPTIST CHURCH 
YATES ASSOCIATION 
Parti. 1852-1930 

It is with sincere regret that we are unable to furnish a complete history due to the 
fact that there are no records of the church preserved between the years of 1859 and 1866. 

We are greatly indebted to the history of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association 
written by the Reverend George W. Purefoy and published in 1859; also to brother 



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T. S. Cole, sister Delia Oldham and the church records for the information which 
we have. 

According to the History of the Sandy Creek Association, there was a young German 
by the name of Alfred L. Stough who was educated for a Catholic Priest, but after- 
ward became converted to the Christian faith. He was thoroughly consecrated to this 
new light, consequently the news of his decision spread, and, of course, he was sought 
for and it became necessary for him to flee. He sought refuge in this community, 
but the fires in his soul kept burning brightly. 

So zealous was this young man that he applied to the brethren of this community 
for a place to hold a series of meetings. Brother James L. Dodd responded to his 
fervent appeal and offered a vacant dwelling house, known as the "Dodd House," for 
a place of worship. In this house during the year 1848 he held a series of protracted 
services in which many were turned to Christ, and the Christians of the community 
were greatly strengthened in the faith. 

Later brother Stephen E. Cole also offered a vacant dwelling in which another series 
of meetings was held with splendid response. 

Brother Stough organized an arm of Mt. Carmel Church at the "Dodd House" 
and a "Sons of Temperance" at the Cole House. From all indications this arm of 
Mt. Carmel later developed into the formation of Lystra Baptist Church, which was 
constituted in the year 1852 by Reverend James S. Purefoy, Reverend Aaron Jones, 
and Reverend George W. Purefoy. 

On September 16, 1853, brother Stough asked for the renewal of his license to 
preach as the certificate had been damaged by high water. It was at this conference 
that his license was not only renewed but also the brethren recommended him for 
ordination at some future date. 

Lystra was represented for the first time in the Sandy Creek Association held with 
the Bear Creek Church, Chatham County, September 30, 1853. Brethren Atlas J. 
Riggsbee, Stephen E. Cole and J. J. Riggsbee were sent as delegates. The report 
shows seventy-four members recorded at that time. 

For some years these good folks had worshipped without a home, so Reverend 
George W. Purefoy suggested the idea of erecting a house for worship 5 the response was 
splendid, and as the result, the Lord's House was erected with much sacrifice near 
the present site about six miles south of Chapel Hill. 

Reverend John C. Wilson was called and served as the first pastor from 1853 to 
1859. Brethren S. E. Cole and A. J. Riggsbee were chosen as the first deacons, while 
brother Joseph J. Riggsbee served as Church Clerk. 

The last record which we have concerning Lystra prior to the Civil War is a 
record in the Minutes of the Sandy Creek Association dated 1858, which met with 
Love's Creek Baptist Church, Chatham County; ninety-four members were reported 
and brethren A. J. Riggsbee, Allen Ellis, and James L. Dodd were delegates; also a 
record is found in the Minutes of a conference held in the old Lystra Church in April 
1859. Reverend J. P. Mason was then pastor and brother J. J. Riggsbee was Church 
Clerk. 

Brother J. P. Mason served an unbroken pastorate of twenty-two years, which is 
the longest period of any pastorate in the history of the church. Brethren S. E. Cole 
and A. J. Riggsbee served as deacons, and brethren G. O. Cole and W. E. Oldham were 
ordained and added to the list during his ministry with Lystra. 



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Reverend R. T. Bryan who later was a missionary in Shanghai, China was called 
in 1 88 1 and served until 1883. 

Then Reverend C. C, Newton a prominent missionary succeeded brother Bryan in 
1883 and served Lystra four years as pastor. When Newton resigned Lystra, the 
Mission Board employed him and sent him to Durham to organize the Second Baptist 
Church, which is now known as the Temple Baptist Church. 

Brethren A. J. Robertson, Saa Riggsbee, Bennett Partin, Alvis Riggsbee, William 
Bennett, Allen Ellis and E. J. Powell were some of the faithful and worthy members 
among a number of others, prior to the Civil War. 

Another step denoting progress was that of organizing a Sunday School immediately 
following the Civil War. Brother W. E. Oldham, who was instrumental in its organi- 
zation, was appointed as the first Superintendent. Brother Oldham was the father of 
Reverend Sidney W. Oldham, a Baptist pastor, now in active service. 

Reverend A. D. Hunter was called and served from 1887 to 1889 as pastor. 

On October 27, 1889, brother J. W. Watson was ordained to the full Gospel Minis- 
try. Dr. Thomas Hume preached the ordination sermon. Reverend J. C. Hocutt de- 
livered the charge, and Reverend J. M. White presented the Bible. Brother Watson 
was called as pastor in 1889 and faithfully served until 1894. During this period he 
and his noble wife taught school, promoted education and built the Fairview Academy. 
They organized the W. M. U. in 1891 and infused new life into the church by a 
marked degree. 

Brother S. W. Oldham was ordained and sent out into the Harvest Field which is 
"ripe already unto harvest" on April 5, 1890. Reverend T. S. Boyles preached the 
sermon, Reverend J. M. White the pastor from 1894 to 1900, offered prayer and Dr. 
Thomas Hume delivered the charge and presented the Bible. 

Another milestone was reached during the pastorate of brother White. The main 
auditorium of Lystra was rebuilt and completed about the year 1900. It was gloriously 
dedicated about the year 1904. 

Reverend D. Clayton Britt and Reverend J. M. Arnette served next as pastors 
during the years 1900- 1903. 

The folks of Lystra loved brother A. D. Hunter so well that they recalled him in 
1903, and he served until 1905. 

Reverend J. B. Weatherspoon succeeded him as pastor and resigned in 1907 in 
order to complete his ministerial training in the Seminary at Louisville. He has 
attained quite a worthy distinction as a member of the faculty of our Southern Baptist 
Seminary at Louisville, Kentucky. 

Then Reverend Rufus B. Lineberry came as the next pastor in 1907 and served 
for nearly five years. 

The next pastor who appears on the scene is a choice spirit found in one who has 
given of his best to the Master, Reverend F. B. Raymond who now resides in Wake 
Forest, N. C. as a retired minister. He is in feeble health, but worthy — he served 
Lystra from 1912 to 1915. 

Following brother Raymond, Reverend J. A. Hackney labored as pastor from 191 5 
to 191 7. 

Just at this time it might be fitting to have a roll call of the faithful church clerks 
who served from the time of the Civil War to the present time. They are as follows: 



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W. C. Cole 1884-1886 

B. F. Ray 1886-1889 
R. F. Cole 1889-1890 

F. L. Riggsbee Jan. 1891-Sept. 1891 

C. W. Riggsbee 1 891-1892 
R. B. Lineberry 1 893-1 895 

Y. A. Oldham Aug. 1895-Nov. 1895 
W. C. Cole Feb. 1896-Sept. 1896 



E. J. Riggsbee 1 897-1 899 
W. C. Cole 1899-1900 



E. B. Oldham Feb. 1900-May 1900 



F. L. Riggsbee 1 901-1902 
E. B. Oldham 1903-1904 
James Oldham 1904-1909 
J. C. Blake 1910-1912 



R. M. Riggsbee 1912-1916 



A. J. Riggsbee, our present clerk, has served longer than any other clerk in the 
history of the church. He has served from 19 16 to the present date 1930. 

Lystra has had her share toward blessing the world at least in one phase, namely: 
laying her hands on the heads of young preachers and setting them apart in the service 
of One who is the Head of the Church. To this list can be added the name of brother 
M. A. Stone, who was ordained September 8, 19 18, during the pastorate of Reverend 
C. E. Byrd 19 17-19 18. Reverend George Howard preached the sermon, Reverend 
H. G. Dorsett delivered the charge, and the pastor presented the Bible. 

Reverend H. G. Dorsett who also resides in Wake Forest served as pastor from 191 8 
to 1 92 1. During his pastorate brethren J. B. Oldham, S. M. Oldham, W. H. Williams, 
and J. G. Bennett were set apart as deacons in February 19 19, and who are now faith- 
ful to the cause of Christ. 

The Sunday School had grown to such an extent that it became necessary to provide 
more room, and through the sacrificial gifts and labors of God's faithful servants, seven 
new Sunday School rooms were added during the years 1920-19215 another step toward 
Kingdom building. 

While the church was marching on gloriously, brother J. B. Davis served as pastor 
1921-1923. Then followed Reverend Hoyt Blackwell, a progressive forward marching 
follower of Jesus, who served from 1923 to 1925. During the year 1924 the Sabbath 
School was recognized for the first time as standard. 

Brother S. L. Lamm a spirit-filled young soldier of the cross next served as pastor 
from 1925 to the fall of 1927 at which time he entered Louisville Seminary. 

Following brother Lamm, Reverend C. H. Henderson came and served from 1927 
to 1929 as pastor. The Teacher's Meeting and B.Y.P.U. were organized during the 
year 1929, and are functioning marvelously well now. 

Brother L. C. Cheek, the son of brother W. B. Cheek, was set apart to the Gospel 
Ministry by Ordination July 21, 1929. 

Reverend Hoyt Blackwell, a former pastor preached the sermon. Reverend Roy 
Morris, the pastor of Carrboro Baptist Church, delivered the charge and presented 
the Bible, and Reverend Chas. A. Maddry, pastor of Ephesus, led in prayer. 

The Sunday School has grown, and the interest in God's work has grown along 
with it. At present there are sixteen officers and teachers who hold King Teacher 
Diplomas. The Sunday School was recognized as standard during the years of 1924, 
1925, 1926, 1927 and 1930. 

We pause to pay tribute to the noble Superintendents of our Sabbath School, who 
wrought nobly from the organization to the present time, namely, Brethren: 



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W. E. Oldham 
Ed Powell 



J. W. Ousley 
E. B. Oldham 
J. U. Pearson 
W. B. Cheek 
J. G. Bennett 



P. M. Pearson 
S. W. Oldham 
E. A. Dollar 
G. O. Cole 



The present pastor, Wallace O. Andrews, came into the service of Lystra in May, 
1930. 

Perhaps there are many names which should have been mentioned 5 many whose 
lives were lived zealously, sacrificially and faithfully. We are indebted to one and 
all who have contributed to the upbuilding of God's Kingdom at Lystra. 

Many of these servants of God have labored untiringly and devotedly. They 
dreamed dreams and saw visions of a greater Lystra. Many have labored and are 
now enjoying the glorious reward of their labors, while we are enjoying the fruits 
of them. Many have struggled and paved the way for us, and have given to us a 
golden opportunity. They have flung a challenge before us. Shall we not build on 
the heritage of the past a superstructure in the Kingdom of God? Shall we not accept 
this challenge boldly and courageously? Arise! Let us go forward conquering and 
to conquer, while God is marching on. 

Written by Rev. Wallace O. Andrews in 1930. 



Brother Wallace O. Andrews came to Lystra in May 1930 and served until April 
1934. In August, 1930, a revival meeting was held and eight people were added 
to the church roll. 

The Mount Zion Association met at Lystra on October 14 and 15, 1931, and a 
history of the church up to that date was prepared and read by the Reverend J. F. 
McDuffie. This history was printed in the Mount Zion Association Minutes for 193 1. 

On February 8, 193 1, R. L. Hutchins, Arthur Dollar, Clarence Oldham and A. J. 
Riggsbee were ordained as deacons. 

During September 1932, Reverend Charles F. Hudson who was at that time pastor 
of West Durham Baptist Church (now Grey Stone) of Durham, N. C, conducted a 
revival and there were sixteen conversions. Brother Hudson was well liked and did 
some excellent preaching which was evidenced by his being invited back to conduct 
the revival in July 1933. 

Reverend C. E. Baker was called in September 1934. He held a revival this same 
month and was ably assisted by Miss Cora Lee Cannon of Durham, N. C, who did a 
great deal of personal service work. She is affectionately remembered by friends at 
Lystra. 

J. G. Bennett served as Sunday School Superintendent from 1927 to 1935 and again 
from 1937 to 1943- Floy Oldham, Sr. served from 1935 to 1937, Leon C. Cheek, Sr. 
from 1943 to 1946, John A. Oldham from 1946 to 195 1. Edwin Cheek is our present 
Superintendent. 

From April 1936, when Reverend C. E. Baker resigned, until August 1936, we 
were without a pastor. Brother Charles F. Hudson was called in August 1936. In 
October 1936 a well-known community boy. Reverend Rupert Merritt, a resident of 
Edenton, Kentucky, held a revival and brought some inspiring messages. 



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In July 1937, Reverend B. E. Morris, who succeeded Reverend Hudson at West 
Durham Baptist (now Grey Stone) held a revival. On the Sunday the revival began 
there was an all day service and a picnic lunch was served. Eight were added to the 
church roll as a result of Brother Morris' preaching. 

In January 1938 the matter of dividing the Mount Zion Association came before 
the church. A vote was taken which showed that Lystra was against it. However, 
the Association was divided and Yates Association was organized on November 7, 1948, 
at the First Baptist Church of Durham, N. C. Lystra became a member of Yates Asso- 
ciation at that time. 

The custom of having homecoming on Mother's Day was begun in 1938 and is an 
established annual event, though during World War II it was not held regularly. This 
is a day when old members and friends come back "home" to renew friendships and 
acquaintances and to place flowers on the graves of loved ones buried at Lystra. 

Credit is due those who have served the church faithfully in various offices, some of 
which I mention here : 

Choir Director: Leon C. Cheek, Sr., 1940-1950; B. L. Wood, Jr., 1950-1951} 
Clyde Dollar, 1951-1952. 

Treasurer: W. H. Williams, 1930-1934; J. C. Blake, 1934-1937, 1950-195 15 F. 
T. Oldham, Sr., 1937-19405 W. J. Cheek, 1951-1952. 

Financial Secretary: R. L. Hutchins, 1931-1937^ W. J. Cheek, 1937-1951; Vivian 
Cole, 1951-1952. 

Clerk: A. J. Riggsbee, 1916-1939; G. G. Riggsbee, 1939-19405 Mrs. C. G. Oldham, 
1940-1952. 

Trustees novj active: F. T. Oldham, Sr.j R. L. Hutchins 5 W. C. Oldham, Sr. 
A. J. Riggsbee served as clerk for 23 years, which is the longest anyone has served 
in that capacity. 

Having had roll call of church members in 1942 and 1943 in an effort to get in- 
formation on all non-resident members, a new roll was made in October 1943, which 
showed the total membership to be 227. The membership has declined slowly so that 
in 1 9 -"; I we had only 205, of which 68 were non-resident. Contributions have shown a 
steady increase for several years. 

When the news came to us that our beloved pastor Charles F. Hudson had died on 
March 6, 1946, we were stunned though we had known of his declining health for 
some time. At his request he was buried in the cemetery at Lystra. He was a great 
Christian and an outstanding preacher. 

During the period from March to August 1946 we were without a pastor. Among 
those visiting to fill the pulpit during this time was Dr. W. R. Cullom of Wake Forest 
College. We felt very fortunate to have such a distinguished man as our guest. 

On August 25, 1946, Reverend William H. Rittenhouse, Jr., who had recently come 
fro'^i Florida and who was living near Hillsboro, became our pastor. He had served 
in the United States Air Force in World War II and was taken a prisoner in Rumania. 
He had many interestig experiences with which he illustrated his sermons. His natural 
friendliness and his devotion to his work soon won a place in the hearts of our people. 
During his pastorate work was begun to convert the old Junior Order building on the 
church grounds into a community house. W. J. Cheek was appointed chairman and he 
and his committee have accomplished a great deal. Howard T. Bennett was instru- 



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mental in getting the church underpinned with rock, having done much of the work 
himself. Reverend Rittenhouse resigned at the end of 1947. 

Reverend E. Weldon Johnson accepted our call and began work on the second 
Sunday in January 1948. Brother Johnson was at that time a student at Wake Forest 
College, and was pastor of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, preaching there on first and 
third Sundays. Under Brother Johnson's leadership the work progressed. On February 
13, 1949 Brother B. S. Williams was given the responsibility of having the cemetery 
cleaned off, stones put in line, upright footstones removed, and grass sown. Before 
the work was begun Howard T. Bennett, who is better acquainted with the location of 
graves than anyone else in the church perhaps, made a plat showing where each grave 
was located. 

We were privileged to have Reverend Joel Johnson, father of our pastor, as preacher 
for our revival in 1949. 

In May 1950 the church adopted the Lord's Acre Plan and elected Mrs. W. C. 
Oldham, Sr. treasurer. This Plan was the means by which the organ and gas heaters 
were paid for. The new project is to have a new floor put in the church auditorium. 

In June 1949 Reverend Bryant Carr, pastor of Edgemont Baptist Church in Dur- 
ham, held a revival. Fifteen were received into the church. 

Much to our regret our pastor resigned the last of 1949. He and his lovely family 
had won our hearts and we were sorry to see them go, yet rejoiced that he had an 
opportunity to be pastor of a full time church and to live close by his work and his 
school. He was then a student at Duke University. 

On February 25, 195 1 we called Reverend B. L. Wood, Sr. as full time pastor and 
he is laboring faithfully with us. 

Gas heaters were installed in the church auditorium and Sunday School rooms in 
September 195 i. In the Spring of 1952 the W. M. S. appointed a committee to begin 
work beautifying the church g-rounds. Mrs. W. J. Cheek was made chairman and 
she and the other members of the committee have done a great deal of work getting 
the yard graded and sown in grass and in getting shrubbery planted around the church 
and around the community house. To Mr. and Mrs. W. Geddie Fields, Sr. of Chapel 
Hill we owe a debt of gratitude for their generous help in giving dirt to fill in the 
old road, furnishing trucks and drivers to haul the dirt, and furnishing a bulldozer 
to push up stumps, all without cost to us. We are also grateful to Mr. Willie Riggsbee 
of Carrboro for his very generous gift of money to help pay for the shrubbery. There 
are many others who helped untiringly and to them we are grateful. 

An order has been placed for new furniture for the pulpit and it is hoped that it 
wlil be received by Mother's Day but if it isn't it will be received shortly thereafter. 
Most of the pieces have been given as memorials. 

The Yates Association will meet at Lystra on Tuesday following the fourth 
Sunday in October, 1952. 

Lystra's one hundred years have shown an unusual and fascinating beginning, a 
love of and faith in humanity, a thirst for greater knowledge and a striving to make 
Christ real to those within its reach. 

Written by Mrs. C. G. Oldham. 

April, 1952. 
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On August 3, 1952, Rev. T. Max Linnens was called as pastor. The former 
pastor Rev. B. L. Wood, Sr. resigned June 30, 1952. Mr. Linnens is a student at 
Wake Forest College. 

A new hardwood floor has been put into the church. 

Mrs. C. G. O. 

REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOME 
FOR THE AGING 

Resthaven, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Operation of Resthaven was begun March 16, 195 1. Soon after the opening, it was 
filled to capacity, twenty residents. When the news spread of the beginning, applica- 
tions began to accumulate rapidly. To date, there have been close to 500 inquiries. 
Had there been rooms available, and all applicants could have made financial arrange- 
ments, our Home would have had 200 residents instead of only twenty at present. 

There is encouraging prospect of getting the top floor of the present building 
completed, which will provide space for fifteen additional residents. The cost of this 
enlargement project has been underwritten by a business man of Winston-Salem, who 
is not a Baptist. This same friend has already donated a television set, and has con- 
creted the basement of the Home. 

Our residents range in age from 64 to 92 years, and come from widely scattered 
sections of our State — Franklin to Elizabeth City. All rejoice in the opportunity to be 
in the Home. Here are some of their statements: 

"I like this good Christian Home and all the family. I would not exchange it for 
any other in all the world." — Mrs. J. L. Smith, coming from Franklin. 

"This 'more than we expected' about this Home makes us all hope and pray that 
more men and women may come to enjoy its many blessings." — Miss Ella Moffett, 
coming from Southern Pines. 

"I never though I would be so happy in my last years of life." — ^John Holt, age 92, 
coming from Wilson Mills. 

In spite of the fact that Resthaven did not receive financial assistance last year from 
the Baptist State Convention (except a loan which was repaid), it was operated clear 
of a deficit. How did this happen? By the Lord laying our needs upon the hearts 
of friends and causing them to respond. Of course, the Home was compelled to charge 
the cost of keep from the residents who came on the monthly-pay plan. The income 
from this source, together with that coming from residents giving property or cash 
for their maintenance, plus donations by churches and auxiliary organizations and 
friends, enabled the Home to pay its way and to accumulate assets in excess of 
$ 100,000.00. 

Beginnig the year 1952, with the new Nine Year Program, our Home receives 
three-fourths of 1% of the funds to be divided. From this source has come less than 
$500.00 per month since January of this year. The Home is estimated to receive a 
total of approximately $500,000.00 in NINE YEARS. It is apparent, therefore, that 
slow provision for enlarged facilities will be made to accommodate the hundreds of 
aging people who want to come to our Home, unless funds come from other sources 
than our denominational program as it now operates. 

Our Home presents a great challenge to North Carolina Baptists to provide ade- 



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quate facilities. There are probably 100,000 people in our State past 65 years of 
age, and a large number of these are of Baptist faith. We must make provision as 
time and finances permit for these aging Baptists. Since Baptists of our State now num- 
ber more than 700,000 in membership, we are well able to make such provision. If 
every Baptist would give an average of $1.00 to our Home in one year, we could 
raise $700,000.00 and not one person would suffer hardship. As soon as a practical 
and adequate plan of support can be agreed upon, it is reasonable to expect that our 
Baptist Home will be worthily supported. 

Many suggestions have been made as to the best plan of supporting our Home. 
Among them are: (i) Fifth Sunday offerings through the Sunday schools, as the Vir- 
ginia Baptist Home plan; (2) special day offering, as the Mother's Day plan for our 
Baptist Hospital; and (3) putting the Home in the local church budget, and appealing 
to the churches that have no budget for at least one special offering a year. 

Either of these plans, supplemented by such special gifts as may come from indi- 
viduals and corporations, and provision made in wills, would enable the Home to make 
reasonable progress, and thus enlarge our facilities on the pay-as-you-go plan. 

We are closing our report with a statement made by a prominent furniture manu- 
facturer, Mr. B. C. Philpott, of Lexington, N. C. 

"I consider this one of the most important forward steps the Baptists of North 
Carolina have taken in a long time, because it is indeed a great move and one that has 
been neglected all too long. 

"Mrs, Philpott and I want to have a part in this fine undertaking, and herewith you 
will find my check for one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars, which we desire used as a 
memorial to our son, B. C. Philpott, Jr. 

"May the Lord continue to bless you in such a noble work." 

"Inasmush as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have 
done it unto me" (Matthew 25 :4o). 

REPORT OF ASSOGIATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK 

Our Sunday School records for the past year denote progress in our work, while 
at the same time they point us to our definite needs for improvement. In the light of the 
facts we shall review our work and suggest a program to guide us in the coming year. 

Three associational meetings were promoted by the associational officers. The 
fourth scheduled meeting was cancelled at the request of the Missions Committee in 
order that a special meeting in regard to church finance could be held. One mass 
meeting was held at Lakewood Church in January and featured four talks which 
developed the theme "Pointers to Progress in Sunday School Work." There was no 
count made of the attendance but there was wide representation of the churches of 
the association. A second meeting was held in April at the Yates Church, with 25 
churches represented at a clinic which developed the theme "Making Bible Study 
Effective." The final program of the year was at the Temple Church on October 21 
and consisted of a general clinic on Sunday School methods. 25 churches were repre- 
sented with a total registered attendance of 211. 

The asociational letters reveal that there are now 15,328 persons enrolled in the 
Sunday Schools of our 40 churches, as compared to 14,839 last year. This reveals 
a net gain in enrollment of 489. It is interesting to observe, however, that two 



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churches showed identical figures for the year before and that i6 churches reported 
a loss in enrollment which totaled 558. 22 churches, therefore, reported gains totaling 
1,047. church reporting a loss should give careful study to the reasons for such 

loss, with a view to heading off the decline. 

Other facts equally alarming reveal that 24 churches do not report a Cradle Roll, 
while 25 churches do not report an Extension Department. This means that there 
is not as strong a link between the Sunday School and the home as there ought to be. 
We lose many valuable opportunities by our failure to have these departments. 

In the realm of teacher training and Bible study we note that 12 churches observed 
a Bible Study Week during the year, and 15 other weeks of training were conducted 
in 12 churches. 22 of our churches did not observe any such week of special study or 
training. 464 Sunday School study course awards were issued to persons from 10 
churches. Several other churches made no application for awards even though a course 
of study was observed. Your associational officers feel that every church would profit 
by at least one week of special study and wherever possible these officers stand ready 
to assist you. 

Areas in which progress can definitely be made during the coming year may be 
summarized briefly. We stand in need of continued enlistment. Resident church mem- 
bership still exceeds our Sunday School enrollment. More than 5000 church members 
in our forty churches are not enrolled in Sunday School. We need to reach these people 
for Bible study. A census would reveal other thousands who should be reached. We 
challenge each church to adopt a goal for increase in enrollment and proceed to conduct 
a planned enlistment campaign. 

A further need is that of providing for every member of every family. No church 
can assume that this has been done until it has an active Cradle Roll and Extension 
Department. 

There is great opportunity awaiting that church which decides to establish a branch 
Sunday School in some needful area. Let each church study its surrounding territory 
to determine if such a project should be undertaken. 

A final definite need in our churches is the improvement of the quality of our work 
at the point of Bible study. This can best be done through a continued program of 
teacher training. There is no church too small but what a successful week of special 
training can be conducted. A worthy goal for our association would be a week of 
study in every church, with a total of 1000 awards for completed work. 

Your associational officers are investigating the possibility of an associational 
Sunday School enlargement campaign for 1954 or 1955. The special project for this 
year, which we hope will become an annual project, will consist of the Church Planning 
Nights for the Sunday School in September-October, 1953. 

Willis Bennett, 

Associational S. S. Supt. 

YATES ASSOCIATION 
Sunday School Officers for 195 2- 195 3 

Superintendent Willis Bennett, (Olive Chapel), Route 3, Apex, N. C. 

Assoc. Supt. of Training. .D. J. Booth, (Bethesda), 1427 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, N. C. 
Assoc. Supt. of Evangelism. . . .E. E. Ferrell, (Lowe's Grove), Route 3, Durham, N. C. 



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Assoc. Supt. of V. B. S Mrs. H. B. Perry, (Angier Ave) Durham, N. C. 

Sec and Treas Mrs. Flora Pickett, (Edgemont), Durham, N. C. 

Pianist Miss Marian Hume, (Grey Stone), Durham, N. C. 

Department Supts. 

Cradle Roll. . . .Mrs. J. R. Martin, (Brag-gtown) , 1502 Guess Rd., Durham, N. C. 

Nursery Mrs. E. S. Duke, (Edgemont), 1103 Eva St., Durham, N. C. 

Beginner Mrs. Gordon Chandler, (Durham Memorial), Durham, N. C. 

Primary Mrs. Wilbur Helmbold, (Ephesus), Route i, Durham, N. C. 

Junior Mrs. Carl Bishop, (Yates), Pickett Rd., Durham, N. C. 

Intermediate Mrs. William Bennett, (Grace), Durham, N. C. 

Young People. .Mrs. A. Clyde Ferrell, (First), 1601 Lakewood Ave., Durham, N. C. 

Adult C. H. Collie, (Holloway St.), Flora St., Durham, N. C. 

Extension Mr. E. B. Britt, (Bethesda), Durham, N. C. 

C. N. Royal, 
Dennis Hockaday, 
Miss Marian Hume, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF MISSIONS COMMITTEE 

The Missions Committee brings this report with a great sense of its own inadequacy 
for the tasks assigned it and also with a considerable sense of frustration. 

During the past year, the Committee has labored hard to realize the ambitions of 
the Association for a real program of associational work such as most associations 
in our state foster and we regret to report that no progress has been made. 

We believe the messengers to the Association are entitled to a factual report of the 
work of its Missions Committee. 

During most of the past year, the Rev. J. Walter Moose has served on a week- 
by-week basis as Acting Superintendent of Misisons. Mr. Moose was employed by the 
Association to do certain necessary office duties while we sought a Superintendent of 
Missions. These duties were later enlarged and Mr. Moose was a valuable part-time 
aide until his recent resignation to accept a pastorate. 

We have arranged for the programs for the monthly sessions of the Association. 
We helped sponsor the conference on Church Finance held last July. 

During the past year, the major portion of the Missions Committee activities was 
centered on the problem of finding a Superintendent of Missions. We have been with- 
out such a worker since February 195 i, a total of almost two years. 

While the preceding Missions Committee wrestled with this problem, the present 
Committee has continued with greater effort and during the past year we have inter- 
viewed and corresponded with numerous persons in connection with the position. We 
have received little encouragement from qualified persons. 

The Missions Committee has, however, brought two recommendations to the 
Executive Board which approved them by majority vote, but the men to whom the 
invitations were extended, declined the position for reasons which we shall explain. 
Thus, during the period we have been without a missionary, a total of three men called 
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The reason we have not been able to secure a Superintendent of Missions is the 
alarming- lack of unity among us. No recommendation of the Mission Committee has 
received a unanimous vote either in the Committee or in the Executive Board. When 
prospective persons for the position know of our dissentions, they bow out graciously 
leaving us with a growing name for discord and uncooperativeness. 

The reason for the lack of unity is given variously. Some say the Superintendent 
of Missions ought to be a woman. In order to learn the wishes of the churches, the 
Missions Committee has polled the pastors and the majority desired a man for the 
position. 

We have been told that the financial structure of the Association is not sound and 
that we could not afford a Superintendent of Missions, but the churches assure us that 
if we will begin a program that challenges, they will support it. To solve this prob- 
lem, the Missions Committee has worked with the Finance Committee in setting up a 
proposed budget for 195 2- 1953 to try to offset this objection. The response to the 
appeal has not been too encouraging since most of the churches wish to get a program 
going before they begin to send in their support. 

The basic cause for the disunity is the fact that some of our churches and their 
pastors are sponsoring two organizations to do mission work within the bounds of the 
association and feeling they cannot support both adequately, the association's program 
is kept small and ineffective. 

Your Committee has no remedy for the situation. We find that Baptists far removed 
from our bounds know of our lack of unity and we feel we are getting a name we 
do not deserve. We believe it will be increasingly difficult to find a suitable man for 
our position and we have no further recommendations pending. 

We beg the prayers of the churches of the Association for the next year's Mission 
Committee. 

Yours respectfully, 

Charles A. Maddry, Chairman. 

REPORT OF ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE 

The Activities Committee of the Yates Baptist Association was called together by 
Robert L. Costner, Chairman, Saturday afternoon, October 17, 1952 at four o'clock. 
They make the following recommendations to the Yates Association : 

I. Annual Meetings 

1. Annual Associational Meeting, Tuesday and Wednesday after the Fourth Sunday 
in October. 

2. Annual Meeting of the W.M.U. April 15, 1953 at Lowe's Grove Baptist Church. 

3. Vacation Bible School Clinic in May. 

4. A School of Deacons three evenings in March. 

5. A Stewardship Night to be arranged by the Missions Committee. 

6. A School of Missions to be planned for 1954. 

7. We commend the following Southern Baptist Convention Emphases: 

(1) Week of Bible Study in January. 

(2) Youth Week, April 5-12. 

(3) Christian Home Week, May 5-20. 

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8. A Conference on "Christian Vocational Guidance" to be sponsored by the 
Training Union. 

9. Church Planning Night for S. S., Sept.-Oct. 
II. Monthly Meetings 

1. Minister's Conference, Monday after second Sunday. 

2. Associational Board Meeting, following mass meeting on Associational Night. 

3. Association Night, meeting Tuesday evening after the third Sunday — Sunday 
School, Missions, Training Union rotating as in former years. 

Robert L. Costner, Chmn. 
W. B. Carr, Moderator 

Nannie Mae Herndon, Training Union Director 
Marshall Walker, Member of Committee 
Mrs. Robert Holleman, W.M.U. Sup't. 
Rev. Willis Bennett, Sunday School Sup't. 
Rev. Warren Carr, Member of Committee 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 



Program Committee 
C. F. Smith, Chairman 
C. E. Byrd 

F. W. Helmbold 
E. E. Ferrell 

E. B. Britt 

A ctlvtties Committee 

R. L. Costner, Chairman 

Warren Carr 

E. J. King 

W. Bryant Carr 

Miss Nannie Mae Herndon 

Willis Bennett 

Mrs. R. D. Holleman 

Committee on Evangelism 
E. Lamar Kincaid, Chairman 

G. Fred Lipe 

T. Alfred Lineberger 
J. Marshall Walker 
James Pernell 
James L. Pollard 
C. C. Edinger 
Warren Kerr 

Missions Committee 

H. B. Anderson, Chairman 
C. H. Collie 

Raymond Lanier 
C. N. Royal 
C. E. Byrd 



Church Extension Committee 

B. E. Morris, Chairman 
O. A. Johnson 

W. Chess Smith 
Frank Marshall 
U. P. McLaurin 
William L. Bennett 
Thomas L. Reese 
Z. B. Teel 

Finance Committee 

D. J. Booth 

C. A. Maddry 

E. Burke Hobgood, Treas. & Chairman 
R. D. Holleman 

Willis Bennett 

Committee on Committees 
C. N. Royal, Chairman 
C. A. Maddry 

B. E. Morris 
Frank Marshall 

Committee to Act on Resolutions 
Presented by Yates Church 

C. F. Smith, Chairman 
C. N. Royal 

C. H. Collie 
Raymond Lanier 
W. E. Stanley 
Bryant Carr 

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PLAGE AND PREACHER 

Your Committee on Place and Preacher for the Association Meeting in 1953 desires 
to make the following recommendation: 

Place: Mt. Pisgah and Durham Memorial. 

Dates: Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28, 1953. 

Associational Sermon by Rev. Fred Lipe, Olive Branch Baptist Church. 

Alternate : Rev. Charles F. Smith, Yates Baptist Church. 

Respectfully submitted: 

Rev. Leo Bridgers 
W. W. Scott 
W. E. Stanley 

PROPOSED CHANGES IN CONSTITUTION 

Approved by Association Board but tabled at this, the third session of the Association 

Article 13. Each member church shall send annually to the Association meeting 
a report on the Associational Letter v^^hich is provided. 

Article 17. The Association Board shall consist of the Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, the Association Sunday School Superintendent, the Association Train- 
ing Union Director, the Association W. M. U. Superintendent, each active pastor in the 
Association and one lay member from each church w^ith a membership of less than 
500 and two lay members from churches vi^ith 500 or more members. The lay members 
may be represented by a substitute lay member at the Associational Board Meetings. 

Article 19. i. The Finance Committee shall be composed of five members one of 
whom shall be the Treasurer. This committee shall devise plans for raising the funds 
for the Association Budget and prepare for recommendation to the annual session of 
the Association the budget for the disbursement of funds for the coming year. 

Article 21. The Moderator shall begin each session punctually and preside over the 
annual meetings of the Association, appoint such committees as may be authorized by 
the Association, Rules or Order, or by the Association, enforce the rules, preserve order, 
and exercise all prerogatives of a presiding officer according to paliamentary usage, 
serve as Chairman of the Association Board, and ex-officio member of all standing 
committees. 

Add to Article 4: All Pastors of churches within the Association, shall be recognized 
as Messengers in addition to those specified above. 

A SUGGESTED FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM OF WORK 

(Adopted by the Association October 29, 1952) 
The following program may not be all-inclusive, but it does give some indication 
of some of the things we are doing and ought to set ourselves to do during the next 
five years. 

Mission Sunday Schools (one each year in a neglected area) . 
Mission Vacation Bible Schools (one or more each year) . 

Establish two new churches in carefully selected areas. A tent is needed in which 
to hold meetings that would launch the organization of such churches. 
Purchase lots for churches where needed. 



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Purchase visual aids equipment. 
Purchase home for Superintendent of Misisons. 
Continue Association Night each month. 
Vacation Bible School clinic each year. 

Emphasize training in weaker, rural churches, such as study courses in missions, 
stewardship, Bible doctrine, Sunday School, and Training Union methods. 
Encourage Baptist work among the Negroes. 

Continue Sunday School at Camp Butner Colony for Feeble Minded. 

Support moral and civic improvement. 

Special Emphasis (one such emphasis each year) . 

1. Baptist Training Union, such as the Enlargement Campaign held last February. 

2. School of Misisons. 

3. Simultaneous Revivals. 

4. School of Deacons. 

5. Sunday School Enlargement Campaign. 

A SUGGESTED BUDGET FOR THE NEXT 
ASSOGIATIONAL YEAR 1952-53 

The following budget is modest indeed, but it represents a substantial beginning. 
We believe it is self-explanatory and the figures represent maximum expected expendi- 
tures for next year. 

I. Salaries 

Superintendent of Missions 

Clerk 

Office Help 

Summer Worker 



2. Office Expense 

Rent 

Telephone 

Postage 

Equipment, Supplies 



3. Other Expenses 

Superintendent's Traveling Expense 

House Rent 

Retirement 

Convention Expense 

Printing (includes minutes) 

Visual Aids Equipment 



$ 4,500.00 
100.00 
300.00 
200.00 



$ 5,100.00 

385.00 
125.00 
1 50.00 
200.00 



860.00 

600.00 
900.00 
160.00 
150.00 
600.00 
500.00 



2,910.00 



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4. Missions 

Sunday School 

Training Union 

Negro Work 

Special Association Project 

Incidentals 

Church Expansion and Other Missions 
Home for Superintendent of Missions . 



130.00 
1,500.00 
1,000.00 



200.00 



100.00 



100.00 



100.00 



3,130.00 



Total 



$12,000.00 



SUGGESTED AMOUNTS FOR CHURCHES TO 
CONTRIBUTE 1952-53 



The following suggested amounts for the churches to contribute are as small as we 
can make them. They do not add up to as much as the budget, but we anticipate 
receiving some assistance from the Baptist State Convention as we have previously and 
as other associations do. 

The following suggested amounts are based on approximately 10% of the pastor's 
salary as recorded in the 195 1 minutes. If your pastor's salary has been increased, we 
hope you will correct your goal accordingly. We have not been able to devise a fairer 
allocation of the goals when everything is considered. 

1. Bells $ 70.00 

2. Berea 230.00 

3. Butner 45.00 

4. Cedar Fork 195.00 

5. Durham — Alston Avenue 200.00 

6. Angier Avenue 390.00 

7. Bethesda 370.00 

8. Braggtown 380.00 

9. Calvary 275.00 

10. Cheek Heights 240.00 

11. Durham Memorial 325.00 

12. Edgemont 420.00 

13. Faith 125.00 

14. First 690.00 

15. Grace 575-oo 

16. Grey Stone 535'00 

17. Guess Road 250.00 

18. Holloway Street 320.00 

19. Immanuel 240.00 

20. Lakewood 345.00 

21. Temple 625.00 

22. Watts Street 600.00 

23. Westwood 295.00 

24. Yates 400.00 



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25. Ebenezer 30.00 

26. Ephesus 235.00 

27. Gorman 340.00 

28. Lowe's Grove 370.00 

29. Lystra 155.00 

30. Mount Gilead 120.00 

31. Mount Hermon 325.00 

32. Mount Moriah 310.00 

33. Mount Pisgah 220.00 

34. Olive Branch 355'00 

35. Olive Chapel 360.00 

36. Plain View 15.00 

37. Pleasant Hill 50.00 

38. Red Mountain 240.00 

39. Roberson Grove 35-oo 

40. Rose of Sharon 100.00 



Total $11,400.00 



REPORT OF VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

From the standpoint of the quality of work done, we feel that this has been the 
best year in Vacation Bible School work that our Association has known. Every Church 
in the Yates Association conducted a Vacation Bible School, and in addition to these, 
three (3) Mission Schools were conducted j two (2) at Butner and one on Wilkerson 
Avenue. We are grateful for the continuing growth of this work among us. 

We urge the following procedures in the Vacation Bible School Work in the year 
to come : 

1 . Start your preparation as early as possible. 

2. Have as many as possible of your leaders attend the annual One Day Vacation 
Bible School Clinic in our Association. 

3. Teach the Vacation Bible School Guide in your church. 

4. Keep and use accurate records. 

5. Report your School. 

God uses us best when He uses us to train a young person to do the Master*s will. 
Let us commit ourselves to this task in the new year of Vacation Bible School endeavor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Harrell B. Perry, 

Vacation Bible School Supt. 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 

If it is true that our words reveal our thounghts, then it is equally that our thoughts 
are shaped to a large extent by what we read. Southern Baptists, and North Carolina 
Baptists in particular, have access to much wholesome religious literature. The Biblical 
Recorder has offered sound reading matter for the family for more than a century. 
Every effort should be made by denominational, associational, and local church leaders 
to place the Biblical Recorder in every home. The club plan makes it easy for the 



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average layman to receive this official organ of North Carolina Baptists. The readers 
of the Recorder are kept informed about State, South and World-wide interests of 
the Kingdom. 

We commend also to our people other publications that are Baptist: (i) "Charity 
nd Children" published at Thomasville Orphanage, (2) "Southern Baptist Home Mis- 
sion" is published by the Home Mission Board. (3) "The Commission," (4) "Royal 
Service" and (5) other religious literature published by the Sunday School Board of 
the Southern Baptist Convention help to inform and inspire us. 

If we would magnify Christ in our thinking and our lives, we must also magnify 
Him in our reading. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Leo T. Bridgers 

RESOLUTION OF MERGER OF BAPTIST COUNCIL 
AND YATES ASSOCIATION 

Resolved: That, we feel that the "Baptist Council of Durham and Vicinity" origi- 
nated on the basis of a definite need and a vast opportunity that was not being met by 
the Mount Zion Association because of the largeness of that Association in numbers and 
territory. That, since the organization of the "Baptist Coucil of Durham and Vicinity" 
the Mount Zion Association has divided and the Yates Association has come into 
existence. That, we believe the smaller size of the Yates Association, as compared 
to the Mount Zion Association, makes possible an effective program on an Associational 
basis that was not possible before. That, we find the proposed program of the Yates 
Association includes all that the "Baptist Council of Durham and Vicinity" proposed 
to do and more. That, since Baptists are accustomed to working through the medium 
of the District Associations, we feel that the proposed program of the Yates Association 
takes precedence over the work of the "Baptist Council of Durham and Vicinity" and 
that, since the continuation of the "Baptist Council of Durham and Vicinity" offers a 
threat to the unity, the peaceful fellowship and the cooperation of all the Churches of 
the Yates Association and constitutes a threat to the accomplishment of a program of 
progress in the Yates Association and the Kingdom of our God and His Christ, we 
recommend the following : 

''That a committee be nominated by the Committee on Committees and elected by 
this body to meet with the "Baptist Council of Durham and Vicinity" at the earliest 
possible time and work out an agreement whereby the Yates Association will take 
over such obligations and commitments as have been made by the "Baptist Council of 
Durham and Vicinity" toward the end that the "Baptist Council of Durham and 
Vicinity" be dissolved and the Churches of the Yates Association be united in the 
program of our Lord." 

To this end, we recommend to the Yates Baptist Church, which last year was the 
largest single contributor to the work of both the "Baptist Council of Durham and 
Vicinity" and to the Yates Baptist Association, that we announce that the relationship 
of the Yates Baptist Church as a member of the "Baptist Council of Durham and 
Vicinity" is herewith discontinued and that we will make no financial contribution to 
the work of the Council from henceforth. That, we assure the Yates Baptist Asso- 
ciation of our cooperation in its proposed program and urge all of our Sister Churches 
to unite with us in the furtherance of that program." 



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Resolved: That, we express our gratitude to the "Baptist Council of Durham and 
Vicinity" and especially to the Rev. B. E. Morris who has been its leading spirit, for 
the far-sighted vision. Christian leadership and for the accomplishments of the Council 
in establishing new Churches in the Yates Association. We further wish to express our 
gratitude as a Church for the part that we have been permitted to have in this work. 
We rejoice, in Christ, for consecrated leadership and a work well done. 

REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

We wish especially to commend the participants on the program, both those from 
pastors for their most gracious hospitality and for the fine way in which they made 
our Associational Meetings comfortable and pleasant. 

We wish especially to commen dthe participants on the program, both those from 
the Yates Association and the visitors and guests from other organizations, for their 
contribution to the spiritual growth of our Association. 

We express our gratitude to Bryant Carr, our Moderator, for his sincerity and 
loyalty to the Association in striving for unity and accord in the purpose of Christ, 

Gerald C. Primm, Chmn., 
Mrs. W. L. Bennett, 
Hugh E. Cherry. 



PROGRAM 



Fourth Annual Session 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

OF THE 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
HOLLOWAY STREET CHURCH 
Durham, North Carolina 
April 25, 1952 
Mrs. R. D. Holleman, Associational Superintendent, Presiding 
Theme — ^^The Power of Jesus^ Name^^ 
Opening- Worship: 10:00 a.m. 
Hymn : "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" 
Watchwords: "Laborers Together with God" — i Cor. 3:9 

"Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the Sin of the World" — ^John i :29b 
"For ye serve the Lord Christ" — Col. 3 :24b 
Devotional Thoughts: "His Name" — Mrs. Charles Maddry 

Solo: "How Sweet the Name of Jesus" — Mrs. N. R. Hunter, Jr., Minister of Music, 
Braggtown 

Prayer: Mrs. Bessie Hilliard — Divisional Mission Study Chairman 
Welcome : Mrs. C. P. Fogleman, Holloway Street 
Business: Roll Call, Treasurer's Report, Appointments, Recognitions 
"For His Name's Sake"— We witness to our young people 

Superintendent — Mrs. R. D. Holleman — Braggtown 

Young People's Leader — Mrs. Hugh Pickett — Edgemont 

Sunbeam Counselor — Mrs. Warren Carr, Watts Street 

Girls Auxiliary Counselor — Mrs. Charles Maddry — ^Temple 

Royal Ambassador Counselor — Dr. R. B. Wilkins — First 

Y.W.A. Counselor — Miss Marian Hume — Grey Stone 
"For His Name's Sake" — We witness in our community 

Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Associational Community Missions Chairman — Immanuel 
"For His Name's Sake" — ^We learn of Missions far and near 

Mrs. W. L. Alford, Associational Mission Study Chairman — ^Angier Avenue 
"For His Name's Sake" — We work at Being Good Stewards 

Mrs. S. E. Dennis, Associational Stewardship Chairman — Grey Stone 
Empowered for Service — Mrs. John Wacaster, State Field Representative 
Silent Prayer: Mrs. H. E. Gwin, State Executive Board Member 
Hymn : "Jesus Shall Reign" 
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Solo: Miss Gretchen Rufty — Grey Stone 

"In His Name Among All Nations": Miss Grace Wells — China and Hawaii 
Prayer : Rev. Z. B. Teel, Pastor — Holloway Street 
Lunch: 12:^0 p.m. to i :3o p.m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Quiet Music 

Hymn: "Take the Name of Jesus With You" 

Scripture: Mesdames R. C. Lanier, E. F. Dollar, E. T. Parrish, Chess Smith, Ralph 
Cooke, J. Y. Allen, M. O. Hockett, L. P. Bassett, R. L. Garrard, and Floyd Jones 

Trio : Yates Church 

Prayer: Mrs. H. B. Anderson — Grace 

"Honor to His Name" : 

Training School and Margaret Fund Students, Mrs. Robert L. Costner, Westwood 
Business Women's Federation, Mrs. Harrell Perry — Angier Avenue 
Miss Mamie Faucette — Temple 
Mrs. R. B. Wilkins — First 
Literature, Mrs. B. Ray Olive, Associational Literature Chairman — Yates 

Hymn : "I Love to Tell the Story" 

Business 

Installation of Officers: Mrs. W. V. Byers, Associate Divisional Superintendent 
"All in the Name of the Lord Jesus": Miss Grace Wells 
Closing Prayer: Rev. Walter Moose, Durham City Missionary 

Hostess Group: Mrs. E. T. Newton, Leader: Braggtown, Butner, Calvary, Cheek 
Heights, Durham First, Durham Memorial, Faith, Gorman, Grace, Holloway Street, 
Plain View, Red Mountain, Roberson Grove. 

MUSIC 
Mrs. N. R. Hunter, Director 
Miss Marian Hume, Pianist 

NOTES 

Mrs. Bessie Hilliard urged the study of "Hitherto," "Pioneer Women" and the 
"Westwood Way." 

Mrs. Robert Costner, Margaret Fund and Training School Chairman, told us that 
she spent some time at the Training School learning to "Honor His Name." For the 
year 1951-52 there were 9 Margaret Fund students in 5 different Baptist Colleges. 
There were 20 girls from North Carolina at the Training School. Mrs. Costner 
sent 29 Birthday cards and 29 Christmas cards to these students in the name of Yates 
Association. 

A playlet, "Bi-focals for Missions" was presented by Mrs. B. Ray Olive, the Litera- 
ture Chairman. She urged that we make better use of our W.M.U. periodicals, and 
that each Society work towards getting our Literature provided through the Church 
Budget. "A few Churches are making such provisions and finding that it is a good 
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Mrs. J. B. Brame, Chairman of the Registration, reported a total of 219 present 
with 3 1 Churches represented. 

Chairman of Time and Place Committee, Mrs. W. O. Lawrence, reported that 
Lowe's Grove Church has invited the Association to meet' with them for the 1953 
meeting. 

The Appreciation Committee, Mrs. W. J. Broadwell, Chairman, expressed gratitude 
to Holloway Street Church, to the W.M.S. President, Mrs. Fogleman, and her Com- 
mittee for their hospitality 5 to Mrs. E. T. Newton and Women of Group 3 for the 
lovely lunch; to Miss Grace Wells for her inspiring message; to Mrs. HoUeman for her 
leadership; to Mrs. John Wacaster, Mrs. Charles Maddry, Miss Marian Hume, Mrs. 
N. R. Hunter, Jr., Miss Gretchen Rufty, the Yates Baptist Church Sextet and all 
who contributed to the inspiration and information of the program and to the fellowship 
and comfort of those present. 

Mrs. W. V. Byers, Chairman of Resolutions Committee reported necessary changes 
to the Constitution. These were voted upon and passed. 

Mrs. Harrell Perry reported on the first Annual Meeting of Business Women. 

A suggestion was made that a love offering be taken for Miss Cora Lee Cannon. 
This was done and $47.25 was collected and presented to Miss Cannon by Mrs. G. E. 
Isaacs and Mrs. Robert HoUeman, in the name of Yates Association. 

REPORT OF W.M.U. SUPERINTENDENT 

Oct. I, 1951 to Sept. 30, 1952 
Number of Churches in Association: 40 

Number of W.M.U. Organizations: W.M.S. 40, Y.W.A. 19, G.A. 42, R.A. 30, 
S.B. 31. Total 162. 

Number of New Organizations: W.M.S. i, Y.W.A. 2, G.A. 4, R.A. 5, S.B. o. Total 12, 
Number of Members: W.M.S. 2426, Y.W.A. 154; G.A. 365, R.A. 289, S.B. 599. 
Total 3823, 

Number of Organizations Observing Seasons of Prayer: 

Foreign Missions 117. W.M.S. $6,149.19; Y.P. $715.52. 

Home Missions 113. W.M.S. $2,193.64; Y.P. $449.57. 

State Missions 41. W.M.S. $1,350.29; Y.P. $303.16. 
Number of Tithers : W.M.S. 8 54, Y.P. 434. 

Number of New Tithers During the Year: W.M.S. 92, Y.P. 104. 

Number of Mission Study Classes: W.M.S. 74, Y.P. 160. 

Number of W.M.S. Members enrolled in Mission Study Classes 158 1. 

Number of members engaged in directed Community Missions: W.M.S. 1 539, Y.P. 3689. 

Number of members who made definite efforts in soul-winning: W.M.S. 679, Y.W.A. 71. 

REPORT OF W.M.U. SUPERINTENDENT 

The Association enjoys the distinction of being one of three Associations in the 
State with a W.M.S. in every Church. 

This, in our case, does not mean that the job is finished, but rather it is a reminder 
that the "Task has just begun." Each of the Societies needs to be strengthened at one 
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In the forty (40) Woman's Missionary Societies there are 2416 members. In the 
122 Young- People's Organizations there is a membership of 1407, making a grand 
total of the W.M.U. of Yates Association of 3823. 
"Hark! The Voice of Jesus Calling, 
Who will go and work today," 
continues to be the appeal of Jesus for laborers in His fields. "Say not ye, there are 
yet four months and then cometh the harvest? Behold, I say unto you, lift up your 
eyes, and look on the fields, they are white already unto harvest." 

Work for the Master is ever present, waiting to be done by willing hands and 
hearts. We need "not cross the ocean" or in some other special way dedicate ourselves to 
full-time Christian service. Always and everywhere about us there are souls in need, 
distracted and undone by circumstances that surround them. They need the influence 
of the great Burden-Bearer. In our Association we have opportunity daily to introduce 
men to Christ whose life and personality has a transforming influence. 

Will we of the Yates Association W.M.U. accept this challenge and be ready to 
answer "Here am I Lord, send me." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Robert D. Holleman, 
W.M.U. Superintendent, Yates Association. 

REPORT OF YOUNG PEOPLE'S DIRECTOR 

During this year we have had some important additions to our Young People's 
work. Miss Marion Hume became our Associational Y.W.A. Counselor, Mrs. Charles 
Maddry our G.A. Counselor, and Mrs. Warren Carr our Sunbeam Counselor. We 
regret that Dr. R. B. Wilkins had to resign at R.A. Counselor, we are grateful to Dr. 
and Mrs. Wilkins, but we are happy to have Rev. Gilford Daugherty to work with the 
young men of our Association. We believe our work has a bright future. 

We had our annual Youth Rally in August at the Braggtown Church. Mrs. George 
N. Harward, our Divisional Young People's Leader gave her famous Doll Lecture. 
We had a very good attendance. During the year we had several group meetings of 
the separate organizations. Dr. and Mrs. Wilkins had two meetings with the R.A. 
j Leaders of the Association. Both meetings were very successful. They also had an 
j afternoon Association Conclave, of the boys and their leaders at Braggtown. A 
i missionary speaker and a movie were outstanding features of the afternoon. Mrs. 
^ Carr had a morning meeting for her Sunbeam leaders. The attendance was not large 
1 but it was a good start and we felt a successful meeting. Miss Hume had a night 
I meeting for her Y.W.A. leaders. This year we hope to have a number of meetings 
for our counselors where they may bring their problems and questions. 
This year we had n new organizations and also 11 A- 1 organizations. 
Our smallest organization seems to be the R.A. and our biggest problems — reporting 
{ and securing enough leaders. We have many plans which we hope can be carried 
j out during this year with your help and co-operation. 

! In closing let me ask you a question. And your answer is so important. What 

I do you consider the most valuable possession of your church today? Some wise person 
has said, "The labor of our churches would be in vain if it were not for our Youth."' 



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They are the most valuable. What do you consider the most important thing in the life 
o£ Youth today? A recent survey among a large number of our high school students 
reveals : 

4% — dates v 

4% — clothes 
38% — school 
2 1 % — a good time 
2 2 % — Church 
1 1 %— etc. 

But tomorrow their choices will be different. In football season — it will be football — 
in basketball season — it will be basketball. The cause of Christ should be the most 
important thing in the lives of our youth. 

Four summers ago in Zurich, Switzerland, 2000 young people gathered for the 
Baptist World Youth Conference. When the roll was called the representatives of all 
the nations answered with a verse of scripture. The young man from America rose 
and said, "There is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must 
be saved." Yet 2/3 of the world have not heard. The need of the world is to hear 
his name. As leaders of young people we have an urgent task to perform. In a day 
when young peoples hearts and minds are in confusion, God's love and his motivating 
power through Christ Jesus is the only answer for questing Youth. We <will be faith- 
ful to give them that answer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Flora L. Pickett, 
Young People's Leader. 

REPORT OF COMMUNITY MISSIONS CHAIRMAN 

We are grateful for the progress made in community Mission's activities of Yatesi 
Association this year, and let us humbly say, "Thank you Lord." We have endeavored 
to lead our committees to see the great need of soul winning and their response has been 
wonderful. It has been our privilege to visit quite a few of our rural societies this 
year, which has been an inspiration to us, and we trust it has helped the members of 
the societies to see that they too have an active part in community missions. But our 
prayer is that we all may strengthen our stakes and lengthen our cords so our faith may 
reach through our Church Community and even to the uttermost parts of the earth. 
May I leave with you this scripture: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the 
evidence of things not seen." — Hebrews i i-i. 

Gratefully submitted, 

Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Jr., 
Community Mission Chairman, 
Yates Association. 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP CHAIRMAN 

As we look over our Stewardship accomplishments for the past year we rejoice in 
what has been done, but make a strong resolve to give a better account of our Steward- 
ship in '53. 

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of the Stewardship Conference was excellent but the quantity very low. Only 15 
Chairmen out of 40 W.M.S.'s. 

On January 29-30, 1952 a State W.M.U. Departmental Institute was held at the 
First Baptist Church in Greensboro. I was privileg-ed to attend and was greatly 
benefited by the Conferences led by Mrs. J. Ben Eller, State Stewardship Chairman. 

In early February, the Yates Association W.M.U. sponsored a similar Institute at 
Angier Ave. This was a very enthusisastic meeting for the 13 Stewardship Chairmen 
present. 

Again I had the opportunity to present Stewardship at our W.M.U. Annual Meeting 
at Holloway St., using the "Keys" as symbols of different phases of Stewardship as — 
Time, Talents, Influence, Money, Kind Deeds and the Master Key — Love. 

We need to increase our number of tithers. Our Young People's Organizations are 
not using the Monthly Stewardship plans as they should. We only have 54 out of 
128 organizations using the plans regularly. 

I attended sessions of the State W.M.U. Convention held in Durham in March and 
served as Signs and Badges Committee Chairman. 

I attended 3 Association Executive Board meetings held at Mrs. R. D. HoUeman's 
home. Also the Stewardship Banquet at Harvey's Cafeteria for Associational and 
Divisional Chairmen during the W.M.U. State Convention, acting as hostess. Mrs. 
J. Ben Eller presided and Mrs. Foy Farmer was dinner speaker. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. S. E. Dennis, 
Association Stewardship Chmn. 

REPORT OF MISSION STUDY CHAIRMAN 

Mission Study can be likened unto a Master Key, one which opens the eyes, the ears 
the minds and hearts — of all ages. 

Last year this Master Key was used many times in our Yates Association. It opened 
many doors, for it opened the eyes of our people as they read 2,995 approved Mission 
Books. It opened the ears of 3,615 men, women, boys and girls as they listened to 
Mission Study Classes being taught. It opened the minds of 2,588 members of our 
Association as they read Mission Books. 

Mission Study is the Golden Key with which we unlock the very hearts of our people. 
When the door of the heart is unlocked with this Golden Key, there comes from within, 
aij awakening of KNOWLEDGE, which gives us a world view with a Christian inter- 
pretation. A discovery of needs is made, which stimulates us to more intelligent and 
earnest praying, more faithfulness in giving, more consecrated living, and a sense of 
international responsibility, which begins in our own communities and reaches unto the 
uttermost parts of the earth. 

Members of Woman's Missionary Union are urged to use this Master Key to 
open more and more doors, that through opened eyes, ears and minds, other hearts 
will be opened and hence the Key be used to open the Door of Everlasting Life to 
millions around the world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Carl M. Bishop, 
M. S. Chairman. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT FOR 1952 



Receipts 

Bro ught Forward $158.09 

Progress Fund Receipts 182.00 

Refund on Books 7.54 

Total $347.63 

Disbursements 

Superintendent's Expenses $ 23.05 

Young People's Leaders Expenses: Mrs. Flora Pickett 7.50 

Dr. R. B. Wilkins, R.A. Leader, for Film Strip used at Rally 8.65 

Dr. R. B. Wilkins, R.A. Leader, for Coca-Cola served at Rally 6.40 

Mrs. Chas. A. Maddry, G.A. Leader, for Expenses 1.72 

Committee Chairmen Expenses: 

Mrs. W. L. Alford, Mission Study 8.57 

Mrs. S. E. Dennis, Stewardship 13.40 

Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Community Missions 9.50 

Secretary Expenses, Cards, Stamps, Check Book, etc 6.30 

Speakers : 

At Annual Meeting 10.00 

At R.A. Rally 9.00 

At Young People's Rally 5.00 

Hotel Bill for Associational Guests 9.10 

Divisional Expenses 5.00 

Baptist Book Store 13-65 

Christian Printing Co., for Programs 23-85 

W.M.U. Convention 91.91 

Total $252.60 

Total Receipts $347.63 

Total Disbursements 252.60 

Balance Brought Forward $ 95.03 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. J. L. Murrell, Treasurer. 



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REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

The Nominating Committee of the Yates Association Woman's Mission Union 
presents the names of the following for officers for the year 1953 : 

Superintendent: Mrs. Robert Holleman, 301 Newsom St., Durham. 

Asso. Supt. : Mrs. J. Y. Allen. 

Young People's Leader: Mrs. Flora L. Pickett, 2818 Chapel Hill St. 
Y.W.A. Counselor: Miss Marian Hume, Grey Stone Baptist Church. 
G.A. Counselor: Mrs. Charles Maddry, 1405 Arnette Ave. 
R.A. Counselor : Rev. Guilford Daugherty, Duke University. 
Sunbeam Band Leader: Mrs. Warren Carr, 910 Markham Ave. 
Mission Study Chairman: Mrs. Carl M. Bishop, Pickett Road. 
Community Missions Chairman; Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Jr., 21 12 Block St. 
Stewardship Chairman: Mrs. S. E. Dennis, 3405 Hillsboro Rd. 

Training School and Margaret Fund Chairman: Mrs. Robert L. Costner, 1908 
Broad St. 

Literature Chairman : Mrs. B. Ray Olive, Cole Road. 
Secretary: Mrs. J. W. McCollough, 619 Colgate St. 
Treasurer: Mrs. J. L. Murrell, 612 Shepherd St. 
Historian: Mrs. E. Clyde Johnson, loi i Minerva Ave. 
Group I : Mrs. W. V. Byers, 1 7 1 5 W. Pettigrew St. 
Group H: Mrs. Willis Bennett, Route 3, Apex, N. C. 

Group HI: Mrs. R. T. Howerton, iioi N. Duke St.; Mrs. R. J. Sherron, 1303. 
Holloway St. 

Group IV: Mrs. C. N. Royal, 301 N. Driver Ave. 

Adviser to Business Women's Federation: Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, 1007 Minerva Ave. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, Chairman^ 

Mrs. E. E. Cross, 

Mrs. V. C. Jones, 

Mrs. J. L. Gates, 

Mrs. Jodie H. Shipp, Committee. 



54 



Fourth Annual Session 



Our Dead 

Angier Avenue; S. O. Bane, Miss Alma Barbee, Mrs. W. B. Bright, E. L. 
Cates, J. P. M. Gates, W. H. Crutchfield, Mrs. R. J. Ferrell, T. J. George, 

B. M. Gregory, Miss Lula Hackney, W. B. Hackney, Mrs. Mamie Leathers, 
Rev. L. C. Lee, Q. L. Powell, L. P. Seagroves, Sr., M. R. Skein, W. M. 
Suttle, Mrs. Civil Waller, Mrs. J. W. Yates. 

Bells: Mrs. Alice Howard. 

Berea: George L. Barbee. 

Bethesda : Mrs. Sallie Freeman, Clelon Sherron. 

Braggtown : Mrs. Cassam Tilley, Mrs. J. V. Fletcher, Mrs. Douglas Seism. 
Calvary : Charles J. Hutchins. 

Cedar Fork: Miss Bettie Dampier, Mrs. Florrie Lloyd. 
Durham Memorial : Lawrence Vaughan. 

Edgemont: Mrs. Mary Thacker, C. A. Edwards, J. S. Farmer, R. L. Rhodes, 
Mrs. E. H. Sorrell, H. S. Warren, Mrs. J. T. Reaves, Thomas E. Daves, 
Mrs. H, L. Barbee, Mrs. Clyde Steele, Miss Mattie Eatman. 

Ephesus: John W. King, Robie Lee Mangum, Mrs. W. O. Parker, Mrs. Adner 
Rigsbee, Mrs. Addie Upchurch, Mrs. T. R. Pendergraft. 

First: S. Roger Russell, Mrs. V. J. Harward, J. H. Underwood, Mrs. W. A. 
Westmoreland, Mrs. Norman O. Reeves, Mrs. John C. Holloway, W. B. 
Singleton, Mrs. Mollie E. Broadwell, Mrs. Anson Swain, Mrs. T. J. 
Winston, Eric O'Briant, E. L. Fisher. 

Gorman : W. V. Mayton, W. A. Ferrell. 

Grace: Mrs. S. F. Bullock, Mrs. Seeman P. Bullock, Mrs. E. L. Day, Mrs. 
W. A. Duncan, A. C. Glosson, Thomas Hunt, Miss Narcissus Hutchins, 
A. L. Phipps, Mrs. Blanche Proffitt, E. R. Tyndall, Mrs. C. O. Veasey, 

C. A. Walters. 



Yates Baptist Association 



55 



Our Dead 

Grey Stone: Mrs. J. A. Campbell, G. W. Williams, Mrs. Etoy Ruebling, 
T. R. Hayes, Louis B. McDaniel, Mrs. L. P. McDaniel, J. W. Hamill 

Guess Road : Mrs. John Roberts. 

Holloway Street: C. L. Wheeler, C. S. Womble. 

Immanuel ; Mrs. Maude Bailey, Arch Wagoner. 

Lakewood : Mrs. Rebecca Bowles, Gary D. Crutchfield. 

Lowe's Grove: Billy Clayton, T. E. Hall, Mrs. N. C. High. 

Lystra: Albert E. Cole, Mrs. Edward Bennett, Mrs. Fred S. Huchins, Miss 
Helen Lloyd. 

Mount Gilead : Mrs. Birdie Neal. 

Mount Hermon: Mrs. Annie Couch. 

Mount Moriah: Mrs. Odie Hester, Jim R. Couch, Mrs. Nannie E. Crabtree, 
Mrs. Emma Shepherd. 

Mount Pisgah : Miss Alice Seagroves. 

Olive Chapel: Commie Goodwin, Lavern Bowling, L. L. Franklin, John 
Johnson, W. G. Lassieter, Mrs. Betty Upchurch. 

Red Mountain: Luther Holsonbach, Henry Bowen. 

Roberson Grove : Samuel Wayland Roberson. 

Rose of Sharon : Mack Rhodes, Frank Kurtz. 

Temple: Mrs. Wade Lewter, C. L. Byrd, Charlie Glassco, J. P. Crumpacker, 
Mrs. W. T. Pendergraph, John T. Craig, J. M. Lasater, Mrs. A. C. 
Case, W. G. Tate, Mrs. R. B. Terrell, Mrs. J. C. Markham. 

Watts Street: Mrs. R. D. Davenport, Mrs. Mary Bevers, C. W. Roggsbee, 
Floyd R. Clark, Mrs. Joe E. Smith. 

Yates : John Pickett, Mrs. Mary Cole, Herbert Johnson. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS HOLDING MEMBERSHIP IN THE 
CHURCHES OF THE YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Name 



Address 



Church 



Anderson, H. B 

Ashley, J. Thad.... 

Basden, H. A 

Bennett, Willis 

Bennett, W. L 

Blake, 0. M 

Bridgets, L. T 

Brown, Teale P 

Byrd, C. E 

Calloway, T. N 

Cansler, J. 

Carr, Warren 

Carr, W. B 

Cherry, H. E 

Collins, Trela D. . . . 

Costner, R. L 

Creamer, Boyce. . . . 

Dalehite, R. H 

Edinger, C. C 

Harris, Baine 

Helmbold, F. W 

Highfill, Lawrence. . 
Hockaday, D. W. . . . 

Kerr, W. E 

Kincaid, E. L 

Knott, Lawrence H. . 

Lanier, R. C 

Lineberger, T. A 

Linnens, T. Max ... 

Lipe, G. F 

Marshall, Frank H.. 

Moore, W. H 

Morris, B. E 

Naylor, Gerald W... 
Nichold, HughL... 

Norman, L. A 

Pearce, J. Winston . . 
Pearson, W. L., Jr.. 
Pernell, James H. . . . 

Poe, 0. D 

Pollard, James L. . . . 
Powell, Thomas E. . . 

*Primm, G. C 

Reece, Thomas L. . . 

Riggs, 0. L 

Royal, C. N 

Sally, Aubrey 

Scarlett, R. E 

Sears, H. C 

Shaclette, B. M 

Smith, C. C 

Smith, C. F 

Smith, W. Chess. . . 

Stone, H. W 

Taylor, Carroll R. . . 

Teel, Z. B 

Via, Dan 

Via, Mrs. Dan 

Walker, J. Marshall. 

Watkins, H. C 

Wethington, L. E. . . 
Wicker, Max 



1104 N. Mangum St., Durham. 

314 Elizabeth St., Durham 

Rt. 4, Durham 

Rt. 3, Apex 

Duke Sta., Durham 

308 VV Avenue, Wake Forest. . 

1005 Park Ave., Durham 

2313 Alston Ave., Durham 

Rt. 3, Apex 

Japan 

Great Lakes, 111 

1024 Urban Ave., Durham 

405 Hyde Park Ave., Durham. 

Dixie Trail, Raleigh 

109 Lavender St., Durham. . . . 

1008 Broad St., Durham 

Durham 

2112 Block St., Durham 

Rt. 1, Durham 

206 Liberty St., Durham 

Rt. 1, Durham 

Rt. 1, Durham 

2201 University Dr., Durham. . 
\m]4 Lathrop St., Durham. . . 
1603 Lakewood Ave., Durham. 

Wake Forest 

Rt. 4, Durham 



P.O. Box 988, Wake Forest 

804 Second St., Durham 

313 Alexander Ave., Durham. . . . 

826 N. Hardee St., Durham 

1010 Broad St., Durham 

Rt. 1, Morrisville 

Rt. 6, Durham ;. . 

Wake Forest 

911 W. Markham Ave., Durham. 

614 Shepherd St., Durham 

2530 Rochelle St., Durham 

Box 12, Olivia 

826 Hardee St., Durham 

2402 Roxboro Rd., Durham 

Pittsboro 

Rt. 5, Durham 

1205 N. Mangum St., Durham. . . 

301 N. Driver Ave., Durham 

Philadelphia 

Rt. 3, Hillsboro 

Rt. 3, Apex 

511 Jackson St., Durham 

114 E. Seeman St., Durham 

2818 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham. . . 

2414 Guess Road, Durham 

2302 Club Blvd., Durham 

501 Mangum St., Durham 

2317 E. Main St., Durham 

Eden Apts., Durham 

Eden Apts., Durham 

2105 Roxboro Rd., Durham 

2538 Ross Rd., Durham 

2614 Cascadilla St., Durham 

Box 4351, Duke University 



Grace 

First 

Alston Avenue 

Olive Chapel 

Calvary 

Gorman 

Mount Moriah 

Berea 

Mount Pisgah 

First 

Watts Street 

Watts Street 

Edgemont 

Rose of Sharon 

Watts Street 

Maryland Avenue . . . 

Mount Moriah 

Immanuel 

Mount Hermon 

Temple 

Ephesus 

Temple 

First 

Faith 

Lakewood 

Grace 

Bethesda 

Park View 

Lystra 

Olive Branch 

Immanuel 

Cheek Heights 

Grey Stone 

Cedar Fork 

Olive Branch 

Red Mountain 

First 

Temple 

Durham Memorial . . . 
Bells & Pleasant Hill 

Cheek Heights 

Faith 

Mount Gilead 
Gorman 
First 

Angier Avenue 
First 
Ebenezer 
Mount 
Temple 
First 
Yates 

Guess Road 
First 

Plain View 
Holloway Street 
Braggtown 

Braggtown 

Braggtown 

Durham Memorial 

Watts Street 

Watts Street 



Pastor 



Pastor 
Pastor 
Pastor 



Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Missionar; 

Chaplain 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Retired 

Pastor 

Chaplain 



Pastor 



Pastor 

Student 

Adult Work 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Student 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Ed. Director 

Pastor 

Pastor 

Pastor 




*Church membership at Emmaus Church in Sandy Creek Association, of which Brother Primm is also pastor. 



STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 



Name 



Church 



School 



Byrd, Harry 

Corpening, Julius H. . . . 

Dorr, Robert 

Dover, Hugh C 

Hamlet, James 

Hulin, Charles J., III... 

Knott, L. H 

McLaurin, Horace 

O'Briant, Clarence 

Pickett, W. E 

Roberts, E. T., Jr 

Rogers, Gray 

Seagroves, Bobby Van. . 

Stone, James 

Travis, Robert F 

Via. Rev. Dan 

Weatherspoon, R. L., Jr 

Wilcox, William G 

Wilkerson, Ernest 

Willett, Douglas 



Mount Pisgah . . 
Watts Street.... 
Watts Street.... 
Watts Street... . 

Berea 

Grace 

Grace 

Angier Avenue . . 

Braggtown 

Angier Avenue . . 

Edgemont 

Angier Avenue . . 
Holloway Street. 
Watts Street.... 

Bethesda 

Braggtown 

Edgemont 

First 

First 

Braggtown 



Wake Forest 
Duke University 
Duke University 
Duke University 
University of Richmond 
Wake Forest 
Wake Forest 
Campbell 
Wake Forest 
Wake Forest 
Wake Forest 
Duke University 
Wake Forest 

Westminister Choir School 
Wake Forest 
Duke University 



Duke University 
Duke University 
Mars Hill 



EDUCATIONAL DIRECTORS 



Chuech 



Name 



Address 



Angier Avenue 

Edgemont 

First 

Grace 

Grey Stone 

Temple 

Watts Street. . 
Yates 



Mrs. Roberta Perry 

Mrs. Virginia B. HaU.... 
Rev. D. W. Hockaday. . . 

Mrs. W. L. Bennett 

Miss Marian Hume 

Rev. W. L. Pearson, Jr. . . 
Miss Mary Isla Grumpier 
Rev. Edgar Ferrell 



W. Trinity Ave., Durham 
Edgemont Baptist Church, Durham 
First Baptist Church, Durham 
923 Mangum St., Durham 
2601 HiUsboro Rd., Durham 
614 Shephera St., Durham 
1024 Urban Ave., Durham 
2814 Chapel HiU Rd., Durham 



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Fifth Session^ 1955 

Held with Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Chatham County, on 
Tuesday, October 27, and with Durham Memorial Baptist 
Church, Durham County, on Wednesday, October 28, 1953. 



The next annual session will be held with BelPs Baptist Church, 
Chatham County, on Tuesday, October 26th and Watts Street 
Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 27th, 1954. 



The Yates 
Baptist Association 

ivorth carolina 

Fifth Session 

HELD WITH 

MOUNT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH, CHATHAM COUNTY 
AND DURHAM MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH, DURHAM COUNTY 

October 27 and 28 
1953 

The next annual session will be held with Bells Baptist Church, 
Chatham County, on Tuesday October 26, and Watts Street 
Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. 

Route to Bells Church from Durham 
Go out of Durham through Hope Valley on 751, cross Highway 
54 which leads from Chapel Hill to Nelson and Raleigh. Travel 
about 1 5 miles to Highway 64 which is the Highway from Ra- 
leigh through Pittsboro. Turn to the right on 64 and travel 
about five miles to a paved road. Turn to the right at the 
sign pointing to Bells School and Church. 

Or 

Go out of Durhain on 55, cross 54 and travel to 64 Highway. 
Turn right on 64 to a sign on the right pointing to Bells School 
and Church, 



Table of Contents 



PAGE 

Directory of the Association 5 

Registered Messengers and Visitors 6-8 

Pastors Registered 8 

Constitution 9-12 

Rules of Order 13 

Proceedings 14—20 

Report Section: 

Treasurer's Report 21 

Clerk's Notes 22 

W.M.U. Superintendent 23 

Training Union Director 23 

Historian 26 

N. C. Baptist Home for the Aging (Resthaven) 27 

Baptist Hospital 28 

Sunday School 29 

Activities Committee 30 

Biblical Recorder 31 

Changes in Constitution 32 

Matthew Tyson Yates 33 

Suggested Budget, 1953-54 34 

Special Committees Appointed by Moderator 34 

Resolutions Committee 35 

Place and Preacher Committee 35 

Missions Committee 36A 

W.M.U. Convention 36-44 

Our Dead 45 

Ordained Ministers, not in Pastorates 47 

Students for the Ministry 48 

Educational Directors 4^ 

Statistical Tables 4-9~5^ 



Directory of the Association 
1953-54 



OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION 

Moderator Mr. R. D. Holleman, 301 Newsom St., Durham 

Vice-Moderator Rev. Charles Maddry, Temple Baptist Church, Durham 

Clerk Mr. Harrell Perry, 209^ W. Trinity Ave., Durham (Ph. 5-8 131) 

Treasurer Mr. Burke Hobgood, Durham Bank & Trust Co., Durham 

Historian Rev. Charles C. Smith, 114 E. Seeman St., Durham 

Auditor Mr. R. A. Cherry, 1416 Dollar Ave., Durham 

Hospital Representative Rev. Robert Costner, 1008 Broad St., Durham 

Baptist Home (Resthaven) 

Representative Rev. Bryant Carr, Edgemont Baptist Church, Durham 

Biblical Recorder Representative Mr, O. A. Johnson, 2715 E. Geer St., Durham 

Orphanage Representative Mr. J. J. Thornton, Rt. 5, Durham 

ASSOCIATION BOARD 

The Association Board is comprised of the Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Clerk, 
Treasurer, the Association Sunday School Superintendent, the Association Training 
Union Director, the Association W. M. U. Superintendent, each active pastor of the 
Association and one elected layman from each church. 

COMMITTEES 

Program: C. N. Royal, Chairman, Leo Bridges, B. E. Morris, J. Winston Pearce, W. E. 
Stanley. 

Extension: R. L. Costner, Chairman, Lamar Kincaid, O. A. Johnson, Frank Marshall, 
Gerald Primm, W. Ches Smith, T. L. Reese, W. W. Sprouse, Lester Williams. 

Missions: H. B. Anderson, Chairman, E. B. Britt, C. E. Byrd, C. N. Royal, Charles 
A. Maddry. 

Evangelism: C. F. Smith, Chairman, C. C. Edinger, W. F. Helmbold, T. A. Lineberger, 

Fred Lipe, J. L. Pollard, J. Marshall Walker, Jack Wilder. 
Nominating: Leo T. Bridgers, Jack Wilder, D. J. Booth. 

Activities: W. Bryant Carr, Chairman, W. L. Bennett, Alex Booth, Robert Dorr, Miss 
Nannie Mae Herndon, Mrs. E. T. Newton, James Pernell. 

Finance: Charles A. Maddry, Chairman, Warren Carr, Willis Bennett, E. Burke Hob- 
good, J. J. Thornton. 

ASSOCIATIONAL AUXILIARIES 

Association Sunday School 

Superintendent Alex L. Booth, Jr., 2601 Hillsboro Rd., Durham 

Association Training Union Director Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Rt. 3, Durham 

Association W. M. U. 

Superintendent Mrs. E. T. Newton, 15 15 Hermitage Ct., Durham 



Registered Messengers and Visitors 



Alston Avenue Baptist Church: Mrs. Iva Jackson, Mrs. David Overman. 

Angier Avenue Baftist Church: William Crutchfield, C. D. Green, Mrs. C. D. Green, 

Mrs. Pearl Hall, Mrs. W. T. Hall, Mrs. Dora Keith, Frank Lee, Miss Ola Morris, 

U. P. McLaurin, Roberta Martin Perry, Mrs. E. M. Watkins. 
Bells Baptist Church: Mrs. J. P. Fearington, Mrs. Ray Fearrington, Mrs. J. T. Horton, 

Mrs. Ollie Johnson, Mrs. J. E. Lassater, Earl Parker, Mrs. N. J. Thrailkill. 
Bethesda Baptist Church: D. J. Booth, Mrs. D. J. Booth, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene B. 

Britt, Lunsford Williams, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Upchurch. 
Berea Baptist Church: Mrs. Harold Adkins, G. C. Cooke, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Parrish, 

Mrs. L. C. Sears, Mrs. Genie Shepherd. 
Braggtown Baptist Church: Mrs. Bettie Harris, Robert D. HoUeman, Mrs. John A. 

Long, Mrs. E. T. Mangum, Sr., Mrs. E. L. Phillips, Mrs. W. P. Pulley, Mrs. 

H. C. Tilley, Mrs. B. R. Thompson, Mrs. W. J. Young. 
Calvat^y ' Baptist Church: Mrs. W. L. Bennett, Mrs. C. E. Fletcher, Mrs. P. M. Holt, 

Mrs. J. R. Joyner, Mrs. E. F. Jones, Mrs. James Lloyd, Mrs. Effie J. Speagle. 
Cedar Fork Baptist Church: Mrs. Lewis Colclough, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Page, Mr. and 

Mrs. ti. L. Page, Mrs. C. L. Stone. 
Cheek Heights Baptist Church: Mrs. Pearl Allen, Mrs. Vernon Averette, Mrs. J. Earl 

Capps, Mrs. J. N. Jones, Mrs. Alex Lesperance, Mrs. Paul G. Marks. 
Durhatn Memorial Baptist Church: Mrs. J. Y. Allen, Mrs. Georgie M. Baker, Mrs. 

Guder Chandler, Mrs. Vera Ferrell, Mrs. Ida Hamlin, Frances Hendricks, Mrs. 

Lennie A. Lee, Mrs. R. J. Lewter, Mrs. Robert Mangum, Mrs. J. E. Rigsbee, Mrs. 

D. B. Wilson. 

Edgemont Baptist Church: Mrs. W. Bryant Carr, Miss Virginia Belle Hall, Mrs. A. F. 

Harris, Mrs. P. C. Herndon, Mrs. W. H. Hobgood, O. A. Johnson, Mrs. Paul 

Jones, Mrs. E. S. Pearce, Mrs. Cora Tilley, M. T. Yates. 
Ebenezer Baptist Church: Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Dunnagan. 

Ephesus Baptist Church: Mrs. B. W. Clark, Mrs. W. E. Elliott, Mrs. F. Wilbur Helm- 
bold, Mrs. A. C. Mangum. 

First Baptist Church: Mrs. W. J. B'-oadwell, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Fe rguson, Mrs. 
David Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Green, Dennis W. Hockaday, Ruth B. Lewis, 
Mrs. E; T. Newton, Mrs. Lenna Pleasants, Mrs. J. G. Pleasants, O. L. Riggs, B. W. 
Rogers, Mrs. R. J. Sherron, Chas. C. Smith, John T. Laverty. 

Gorman Baptist Church: Mrs. Z. R. Fuller, Mrs. M. M. Howe, Mrs. J. G. Nichols, 
Mrs. Harvey Wall, Mrs. Annie R. Webb, Mrs. W. S. Yarbrough. 

Grace Baptist Church: Mrs. H. B. Anderson, Mrs. A. C. Brantley, John C. Faucett, 
Mrs. M. L. Gardner, Mrs. J. F. Hall, Miss Ruth Harper, Hazel Hare, Mrs. G. A. 
Keene, Mrs. M. O. Long, George Owen, J. D. Riggan, A. B. Smart, Mrs. D. O. 
Waller, Valeria Wallace. 

Guess Road Baptist Church: Mrs. J. R. Byrd, Premints E. Chisenhall, W. T. Couch, 
Mrs. George A. Foss, Georgia Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Smith. 



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Grey Stone Baptist Church: Alex L. Booth, Jr., W. T. Byrd, Miss Louise Garrard, 
Mrs. Alonzo Gregory, Mrs. Ray R. Lewis, Mrs. B. E. Morris, Mrs. R. M. Teague. 

Holloivay Street Baptist Church: Mrs. John Evans, Mrs. C. P. Fogleman, Mr. and 
Mrs. M. F. Johnson, Mrs. J. B. Lawson, Mrs. Dennis P. O'Briant, Mrs. Ralph 
Price. 

Immanuel Baptist Church: Mrs. H. L. Cannada, Mrs. C. L. Livingstone, Mrs. Frank 

Marshall, Mrs. Daisy Moore, Mrs. Harry Watkins. 
Lakeivood Baptist Church: Mrs. E. L. Kincaid, Mrs. Rufus W. Smith. 
Lowes Grove Baptist Church: Mrs. Lula Bright, Robert W. Dorr, Mrs. Hattie Ellis, 

Mrs. E. E. Ferrell, Sr., Nannie Mae Herndon, Mrs. R. E. Hurst, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. 

S. R. King, Mrs. H. E. King, Mrs. W. E. Lowe, Mrs. Elmer Mallox, Mrs. M. T. 

Shepherd, W. B. Ward. 
Lystra Baptist Church: Mrs. J. G. Bennett, Edwin R. Cheek, Mrs. Harrison Hunt, 

Mrs. T. Max Linnens, Mrs. Floy Oldham. 
Mt. Herman Baptist Church: Mrs. Anna Barbee, Maben Barbee, Mrs. W. H. Clayton, 

Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Couch, Mrs. G. D. Couch, Mrs. C. C. Edinger, Mr. and 

Mrs. E. F. Harris. 

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church: Mrs. Bennyan Halley, Mrs. Robert E. Hatley, Mrs. L. A. 
Neal, Mrs. Gerald C. Primm, Mrs. John S. Strowd, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ward. 

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church: Mrs. W. P. Brown, Mrs. Will Carroll, Mrs. H. P. Car- 
roll, Mrs. Jim Crabtree, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse O. Crabtree, Ruby Gooch, J. 
Marvin House, Dora L. Tillman. 

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church: Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Booth, Mrs. W. C. Booth, Mrs. C. E. 
Byrd, Mrs. Paul Byrd, Mrs. P. P. Byrd, Mrs. Thomas Cash, Mrs. Hallie Crabtree, 
Ava Davis, Esther Davis, Mrs. E. J. Daniel, L. L, Dowdee, Dottie Wayne Farrell, 
Mrs. Glenn J. Farrell, Clyde Farrell, Mrs. Clyde Farrell, Coley Farrell, Mrs. 
George Farrell, Lillian Horton, Graysar Jenkins, W. R. Johnson, Rena Johnson, 
Mrs. A. W. Lewter, Dallas C. Lewter, Mae Lewter, Grace Pendergraft, Elector Parker, 
Mrs. Clair Rigsbee, Arlene Scott, Mrs. H. C. Sears, Mrs. Jasmer Sears, Effie Sea- 
groves, Mr. and Mrs. U. A. Smith, Mrs. Grady Womble, Lola Yates, Mrs. Claiborne 
Yates. 

Olive Branch Baptist Church: R. J. Broad well, Mrs. L. M. Currin, Mrs. Pauline 
Currin, Mrs. W. L. Currin, A. E. Nichols, Mrs. George W. Ray, Mrs. A. E. 
Wiliams. 

Olive Chapel Baptist Church: Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Barker, Mrs. Dora Barker, J. G. 

Bennett, Mrs. L. J. Clark, Mrs. Carl Goodwin, Sexton Lawrence, John H. Luther, 

Mrs. Ray Poole, R. B. Poole, A. H. Ragan. 
Fark Vieiv Baptist Church: Mrs. Noah Brown, Mrs. Homer C. Jobe, Mrs. T. A. Line- 

berger. 

Plain Vievj Baptist Church: Mrs. Dorah O'Brian, Mrs. Vivian Royster, Mrs. W. J. 
Sherron. 

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church: Mrs. Hal Baldwin, Mrs, Nina Copeland. 
Red Mountain Baptist Church: Mrs. U. H. Blalock. 

Roberson Grove Baptist Church: Mrs. Fred Clark, Mrs. C. H. Johnson, Mrs. Ervin 
Roberson. 



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Rose of Sharon Baptist Church: Mrs. O. H. Burnett, Mrs. Elizabeth Gates, Mrs. John 

L. Scott, Mrs. Walter Scott. 
Temple Baptist Church: Mrs. J. R. Long, Mrs. Charles A. Maddry, Claude J. Moody, 

W. R. O'Briant, Rev. W. L. Pearsons, Jr. 
Watts Street Baptist Church: Mrs. W. H. Crutchfield, Mrs. E. Clyde Johnson, Mrs. 

Wortham C. Lyon, Sr., Wilma Lovins, Mrs. R. F. Nicholson, Jas. R. Stone, W. E. 

Stanley. 

Westwood Baptist Church: Mrs. R. L. Costner, Mrs. C. H. Poe. 

Yates Baptist Church: Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Bowling, Rev. Edgar E. Ferrell, Jr., Mr. 
and Mrs. J. M. Franklin, Mrs. A. M. Kirkland, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Pickett, Mrs. 
Flora L. Pickett, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Pickett, Mrs. Chas. F. Smith, Mrs. W. L. 
Scoggins. 

Visitors: Walter F. Anderson, Raleigh, N. C. 5 D. P. Brooks, S. S. Dept., Raleigh, N. C.j 
Mrs. Ethel Y. Baucon, Raleigh, N. C. ^ Mrs. C. L. Sorrell, Cary, N. C; J. C. 
Canipe, Hendersonville, N. C. 5 Mrs. W. G. Cooke, Apex, N. C.j Mrs. Bertha Davis, 
Antioch Church; Claude F. Gaddy, Raleigh, N. C; J. M. Hayes, N. C. Baptist 
Homes j Mrs. H. O. Holland, Apex, N. C.5 Mrs. Florence Johnson, Apex, N. C. ; 
Mrs. Colon Lewter, Green Level Church; Jack Price, Southeastern Seminary; M. W. 
Stallings, Green Level Church; Mrs. Lenna Upchurch Talley, Fuquay Springs, N. C ; 
W. Isaac Terrell, Mills Home, Thomasville, N. C; C. A. Upchurch, Tabbs Creek 
Church; Thomas Caldwell Williams, Antioch Church; Mrs. A. B. Webster, Antioch 
Church. 

PASTORS REGISTERED 

H. B. Anderson, J. T. Ashley, H. A. Basden, Willis Bennett, W. L. Bennett, Leo 
T. Bridgers, C. E. Byrd, Warren Carr, W. Bryant Carr, Hugh E. Cherry, R. L. Costner, 
Clyde C. Edinger, F. Wilbur Helmbold, E. L. Kincaid, T. Max Linnens, T. A. Line- 
berger, G. F. Lipe, Fredrick W. Love, Charles A. Maddry, Henry Morgan (Mt. Zion 
Assn.), B. E. Morris, Gerald W. Naylor, Frank H. Marshall, J. Winston Pearce, David 
Poe, James L. Pollard, James H. Pernell, Gerald C. Primm, C. N. Royal, Thomas L. 
Reece, Jim Singleton, C. F. Smith, W. Ches Smith HI, James S. Taylor, J. Marshall 
Walker, Jack Wilder. 



Constitution 



Adopted 1949 
Name 

Article i. This body shall be known as the Yates Baptist Association of North 
Carolina. 

Fiscal Years 

Art. 2. The fiscal years of the Association shall begin on October first and end on 
September thirtieth of each year. 

Membership 

Art. 3. The Association shall be composed of the Baptist churches within the 
bounds of the Yates Baptist Association and any other Baptist Churches that may here- 
after be admitted as herein provided for. 

Art. 4. Each church shall elect annually one messenger to the meeting of the 
Association for each one hundred members of the church, provided that each shall 
have not less than three or more than ten messengers. All pastors of churches within 
the Association shall be recognized as messengers, in addition to those specified above. 
(See Article 17). 

Objects 

Art. 5. The objects of the Association shall be to devise and recommend measures 
for increasing the harmony and spiritual power of the member churches, to develop 
and direct their energies, resources and gifts in advancing the Redeemer's Kingdom, 
and to cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist 
Convention in all religious, educational, mission, Sunday School, Training Union, 
Brotherhood and other work fostered by their Boards. 

Meetings 

Art. 6. The Association shall convene annually on Tuesday after the fourth Sunday 
in October and continue for two days, and may meet with different churches on the 
two successive days. 

Art. 7. The time of the annual meeting may be changed, or special meetings 
called, by the Association Board upon two weeks' notice to the member churches. 

Powers and Prerogatives 
Art. 8. The Association, when convened in meeting, shall sit as an advisory 
council, and shall have no power to infringe on any of the internal rights of the 
churches; it may advise with the member churches and recommend measures of useful- 
ness for their adoption, and may claim for itself, its objects and recommendation the 
highest consideration. 

Art. 9. The Association shall have power to hear grievances of any members 
of any church which is a member of the Association, and advise or aid them in any 
manner within the power of the Association. 



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Rights of the Churches 

Art. io. On application of any Baptist Church for admission to this Association 
it shall present to the Association Board of the Association, prior to its annual meeting, 
evidence of its faith and order and of its willingness to cooperate with the work of the 
Association and upon recommendation of the Association Board and favorable action 
by the Association, the said applying church may be received into full fellowship, and 
its ordained ministers and messengers may be seated. 

Art. 1 1 . The Association shall have power, upon notice of one year and by two- 
thirds majority vote of messengers present and voting, to withdraw fellowship from any 
church that shall wilfully depart from orthodox principles of the Christian religion as 
taught in the Bible and as believed by Baptists. 

Duties of the Churches 

Art. 12. The member churches shall elect annually the required number of 
messengers within a reasonable time prior to the annual meeting, who shall serve as 
messengers for one year, and who, together with the ordained ministers of the member 
church, shall represent the member church in the Association. 

Art. 13. Each member church shall send annually to the Association meeting a 
report on the Associational Letter which is provided. 

Officers and Organizations 

Art. 14. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, Auditor, Historian, and an Association Board, and such other com- 
mittees as may be authorized by the Association. 

Art. 15. The officers shall be elected at the first session of the annual meeting 
of the Association, and these shall assume their duties at the close of the annual meeting 
at which they are elected. 

Art. 16. Any officer may be elected to succeed himself, except the Moderator who 
may not serve more than two years in succession. 

Art. 17. The Association Board shall consist of the Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, the Association Sunday School Superintendent, the Association Train- 
ing Union Director, the Association W.M.U. Superintendent, each active pastor in the 
Association and one lay member from each member church to be elected by the church, 
whose names shall be included with the church letter. 

Art. 18. The Moderator shall appoint a Committee on Committees at the first 
session of each Annual meeting whose duty it will be to recommend such committees 
as are provided for elsewhere in this constitution or by action of the Association. 

Committees and Their Duties 
Art. 19. Standing committees shall be made up of members from the Association 
Board. 

1. T/ie Finance Committee shall be composed of five members, one of whom 
shall be the Treasurer. This committee shall devise plans for raising the funds 
for the Association Budget and prepare for recommendation to the annual session of 
the Association the budget for the disbursement of funds for the coming year. 

2. The Missions Committee shall be composed of five members, whose duty it shall 
be to employ, with the approval of the Association Board or of the Association, a 
Superintendent of Missions 5 and to exercise general supervision of this work. The 



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chairman shall make an annual report of the missionary activities at the general meeting- 
of the Association. 

3. The Activities Committee shall be composed of three members with the Mod- 
erator, Sunday School Superintendent, Training Union Director, Superintendent of 
W.M.U., President of Brotherhood and President of the Ministers' Conference serving 
as advisory members. It shall be the duty of this committee to plan and recommend 
to the annual session of the Association a program of activities for the coming year. 

4. The Program Committee shall be composed of five members. It shall be the 
duty of this committee to arrange the program for the annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion. 

5. The Church Extension Committee shall be composed of nine members. It shall 
be the duty of this committee to work with the Superintendent of Missions in the matter 
of location of sites for new churches, purchasing of lots, and promoting the organi- 
zation of such new Baptist churches as may be approved by the Association in regular 
session or by the Association Board. It shall be the duty of this committee to study 
the applications of churches seeking admission into the Association and make recom- 
mendation to the Association Board regarding the same. 

Art. 20. Other committees of the Association: 

1. The Place and Preacher Committee shall consist of three members to be appointed 
by the Moderator at least three months in advance of the annual meeting. This com- 
mittee shall receive or solicit invitations for the place of meeting of the next annual 
session. It shall recommend the place of meeting and the preacher and alternate for 
the sermon at the next annual meeting. 

2. The Resolutions Committee shall be composed of three members appointed by 
the Moderator on the first day of the annual session to report suitable resolutions at 
the annual meeting. 

Duties of Officers and Association Board 

Art. 21. The Moderator shall begin each session punctually and preside over the 
annual meetings of the Association, appoint such committees as may be authorized by 
the Association, Rules of Order, or by the Association, enforce the rules, preserve order, 
and exercise all prerogatives of a presiding officer according to parliamentary usage, 
and serve as Chairman of the Association Board, and ex-officio member of all standing 
committees. 

Art. 22. The Vice-Moderator shall discharge the duties of the Moderator in his 
absence. 

Art. 23. The Clerk shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Association; 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Minutes; keep on file the printed 
Minutes and other important papers of the Association ; and shall serve as Secretary of 
the Association Board. For his services the Clerk shall be paid the sum of $100.00 
annually. 

Art. 24. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys contributed to the Association by 
the member churches; and shall make disbursements as authorized by the Association 
or by the Association Board, and shall make an annual report to the Association. 

Art. 25. The Auditor shall audit the Treasurer's records and attest his annual 
report to the Association. 



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Art. 26. The Historian shall collect facts of interest to the Association and the 
member churches, and shall make a report to each annual meeting of the Association. 

Art. 27. The Association Board shall cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist 
Convention in its prog-ram for the furtherance of the work fostered by that body within 
the bounds of the Yates Baptist Association j it shall meet as often as it may elect 
for the effectual performance of its duties j it shall act for the Association on any matters 
requiring attention between the annual meetings of the Association; it shall have power 
to fill vacancies on the Association Board or Committees that may occur during the 
year. The Association Board may have an executive committee if deemed wise by 
the board. 

Amendments 

Art. 28. The Provisions of this constitution may not be waived at any meeting 
of the Association, except as herein provided for Amendments thereof. 

Art. 29. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any annual meeting 
of the Association, upon affirmative vote of two-thirds of the messengers present and 
voting, provided, however, the proposed amendment shall have been presented in writing 
to the Moderator and the Association Board prior to the annual meeting. 



Rules of Order 



1. At the annual meeting of the Association the Moderator elected at the preceding 
annual meeting shall preside until the end of the session at which his successor shall be 
recognized, 

2. Each session of the Association shall be opened with religious exercises to be 
conducted by whomsoever the Program Committee shall designate. 

3. A majority of the members present shall be a quorum for the transaction of 
matters of business, except in matters relating to the Constitution, and the matter of 
withdrawing fellowship from any member church. 

4. The messengers shall observe toward the officers and each other that courtesy 
which becomes Christians. 

5. A messenger wishing to speak shall rise and address the presiding oflScer. He 
shall confine himself strictly to the question under consideration, and shall avoid all 
personalities. No messenger shall speak more than twice on the same subject without 
special permission. 

6. All motions seconded shall be definitely stated by the presiding officer, or at his 
request, read by the Clerk before the vote is taken. 

7. When a question is under discussion no other motion or proposition shall be 
received except a motion to adjourn, lay on the table, to amend, to commit, to postpone 
to a definite time, when several motions shall have preference in the order in which 
they come. 

8. The Association shall have the right to decide what subjects shall be admitted 
for consideration. 

9. The general business of the Association shall be determined by the program 
committee recommended by the Committee on Committees named at the previous 
meeting which will report as soon as possible after the first session of the Association. 
When adopted this report shall become the order for the Association and cannot be 
changed except by vote of the Association as provided in Section 8. 

10. All questions of order not herein provided for shall be decided by rules of some 
recognized "Parliamentary Practice," preferably Mell's or Kerfoot's. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October 27 and 28, 1953 

FIRST day's session WITH 

Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Chatham County 

second day's session with 
Durham Memorial Baptist Church, Durham County 



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1953 
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church 

Morning Session 

1. On Tuesday, October 27, 1953, at 9:30 a.m., Yates Baptist Associa- 
tion was called into its fifth annual session by W. Bryant Carr, Moderator. 

2. Hymns, "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" and "Come Thou Almighty 
King" were sung by the congregation, led by C. F. Smith, with Mrs. Roy 
Lewis, accompanist. 

3. Responsive reading and prayer led by H. B. Anderson. 

4. All messengers present were recognized and accepted. 

5. The program proposed by the Program Committee was upon mo- 
tion of Charles F. Smith, seconded by Ches Smith, accepted and printed 
copies of same were distributed. 



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PROGRAM 
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church 
FIRST DAY— TUESDAY MORNING 

9 :oo Reg-istration 

9:30 Congregational Singing and Special Music 

9:40 Scripture and Prayer Rev. Jack Wilder 

9:50 Enrollment of Messengers 

9:55 Report of the Program Committee 
10:00 Introduction of New Pastors, Education 

and Music Directors, and Visitors Rev. H. B. Anderson 

10:10 Report of North Carolina Baptist Homes Rev. James M. Hayes 

10:25 Report of North Carolina Baptist Hospital Chaplain Arnold Smith 

10:40 Report of the Nominating Committee 

Election of the Association Board 
10:45 Miscellaneous Business 

10:50 Report on the Cooperative Program Rev. Earle L. Bradley 

(Substitute Dr. H. B. Anderson) 

1 1 :45 Special Music 

11:50 Annual Associational Sermon Rev. Fred Lipe 

12:30 Benediction 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON 
1:30 Music and Special Music 

1 :4o Scripture and Prayer Rev. Terrell Brovv^n 

1 :5o Report of the Treasurer and Budget Committee 

2:00 Report of the W.M.U Mrs. E. T. Newton 

2:20 Report of the B.T.U Miss Nannie Mae Herndon 

2:35 Report of the D.V.B.S Mrs. Harrell Perry 

2:45 Report of the Sunday Schools Rev. Willis Bennett 

3:15 Benediction 

Durham Memorial Baptist Church 
SECOND DAY— WEDNESDAY MORNING 

9:30 Music and Special Music Rev. Dennis Hockaday 

9 :4o Scripture and Prayer Rev. Robert Dorr 

9:50 Report on Christian Literature 

"Biblical Recorder" Dr. L. L. Carpenter 

(Substitute C. W. Bazemore) 

10:05 Report on Temperance and Morals Rev. Lee Pridgen 

10:35 Special Music 

10:40 Report of North Carolina Baptist Orphanage Rev. W. C. Reed 

(Substitute Rev. Isaac Terrell) 
11:10 Report of Historian Rev. Charles C. Smith 



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11:20 Miscellaneous Business 

11:35 Report of Clerk 

11:50 Special Music 

11:55 Report on Evangelism 

12:30 Benediction 



Mr. B. W. Rogers 



Dr. J. C. Canipe 



WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 



1:30 Music and Special Music... 

1 :4o Scripture and Prayer 

1:50 Report of Committees 

2:05 Miscellaneous Business 

2:15 Report on Christian Education 



Rev. Dennis Hockaday 
. . . Rev. J. E. Singleton 



"A Representative of Our Baptist Colleges' 
2:45 Special Music 

2:50 Inspirational Address 



Dr. Sydnor L. Stealey 



Mr. Claude F. Gaddy 



3:20 Benediction 

6. At the request of Moderator Carr new workers in the churches of 
the Association were introduced by H. B. Anderson and heartily welcomed. 
They were: Mrs. B. R. Thomas, Secretary, Braggtown Church; Rev. Alex 
Booth, Jr., Minister of Education Grey Stone Church; Miss Ruth Harper, 
Educational Director, Grace Church; Robert Dorr, Pastor, Lowe's Grove 
Church. 

7. Special music by quartet from Yates Church. They sang "How 
Tedious and Tasteless the Hour." 

8. The Chairman of the Nominating Committee, J. H. Pernell, made 
report. The Committee nominated Robert D. Holleman, Durham, for 
Moderator. From the floor Willis Bennett, Pastor of Olive Chapel Church, 
was nominated. Willis Bennett expressed a desire to withdraw. Upon 
motion, the vote on Moderator was by ballot. As a result of the ballot, 
Robert D. Holleman, was elected Moderator for the Associational year 1953- 
54. On motion of J. H. Pernell, seconded by Willis Bennett, the election 
of the new Moderator was approved by voice vote, without dissent. Upon 
motion of Marshall Walker, seconded by C. N. Royal, the other officials 
nominated by the Committee were elected. (Directory of the Association) 

9. The nominations for the B. T. U., presented by W. Bryant Carr, 
Chairman, were, upon motion of J. H. Pernell, seconded by C. E. Byrd, 
unanimously approved. (Printed in reports section) 

10. Nominations for the officers in the Sunday School department were 



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made by Chess Smith and, upon motion of H. B. Anderson, seconded by 
J. L. Pollard, were accepted. (Reports section of minutes) 

1 1 . Moderator Bryant Carr announced the appointment of the following 
special committees: Committee on Committees: Charles A. Maddry, Chair- 
man, Frank H. Marshall, E. B. Britt, C. E. Byrd, W. E. Stanley; Commit- 
tee on Place and Preacher: Warren Carr, Chairman, J. L. Pollard, T. A. 
Lineberger; Resolutions Committee: J. Winston Pearce, Chairman, Gerald 
Naylor, T. A. Lineberger; Nominating Committee: Leo T. Bridgers, Chair- 
man, Jack Wilder, D. J. Booth. 

12. A committee composed of B. W. Rogers, Chairman, W. Bryant 
Carr and H. B. Anderson, appointed by the Association Board to propose 
amendments to the Constitution of the Association, made report. The report 
which had already been presented to and approved by the Association Board, 
was on motion by Warren Carr, seconded by J. H. Pernell, unanimously 
adopted. (See reports section of minutes) 

13. At this time the newly elected Moderator, Robert Holleman and 
the Vice Moderator, Charles A. Maddry, were called upon and made brief 
and appropriate talks. 

14. On motion of Warren Carr, seconded by E. B. Britt, the Mod- 
erator was granted the right to appoint the Committee on Committees, to 
notify its members and have them meet before the annual meeting of the 
Association. 

15. Annual Report of Treasurer, E. Burke Hobgood, was read by 
Charles A. Maddry, and on Charles Maddry's motion, seconded by Warren 
Carr, the report was adopted. (See report section) 

16. A suggested budget for the year and suggested amounts of con- 
tributions from churches to meet this budget was offered by Charles A. 
Maddry and, upon his motion, seconded by Robert D. Holleman, was unan- 
imously approved. (Reports Section) 

17. Mrs. Harrell Perry made encouraging oral report of Vacation Bible 
School activities in the churches. 

18. A report on the work of the North Carolina Baptist Hospital was 
presented and Chaplain Arnold Smith spoke effectively. 

19. Special music: Solo by Mrs. Chas. F. Smith, accompanied by Mrs. 
Flora Pickett. She sang "Now I Belong to Him." 

20. Sermon by Fred Lipe, Pastor Olive Branch Church. Theme: 
"Our Greatest Need." Upon request of Mr. Lipe, Chas. F. Smith read 
Romans 8:26-39 and led in prayer. 

21. Lunch, excellent and abundant. 



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Afternoon Session 

2 2. Hymns: "I Am Thine, O Lord" and "What a Friend We Have 
in Jesus." Led by Chas. F. Smith, Mrs. Flora Pickett accompanying on the 
organ. A male quartet from Yates Church sang. 

23. Scripture reading and prayer. Jack Wilder, Pastor Holloway Street 
Church. 

24. Moderator Bryant Carr gave information as to the work of the 
American Bible Society and had some literature sent by the Society distributed. 

25. Mrs. E. T. Newton, President of the Yates Association Women's 
Missionary Union, offered report and spoke of the work of the organization 
during the past year. Every church in the Yates Association has a W. M. U. 
Motion made by H. B. Anderson, seconded by Mrs. George Foss, and 
carried that the report be accepted. (See W. M. U. section of these min- 
utes) 

26. H. B. Anderson, substituting ably for Earle Bradley, spoke on "Our 
Cooperative Program." The speaker is a member of the General Board of 
the Baptist State Convention. 

27. Biblical Recorder and Christian Literature was discussed by C. W. 
Bazemore, after a written report for the minutes was submitted by O. A. 
Johnson. 

28. Hymn, "Trust and Obey," with C. F. Smith leading and Mrs. 
H. V. Pickett, Jr. accompanying on the organ. 

29. Willis Bennett, Association Sunday School Superintendent, offered 
written report, which, upon motion, was accepted. D. P. Brooks, Associate 
State Sunday School Secretary, addressed the group. Stressed "A Million 
More in '54." 

30. After an expression of appreciation to Association hosts, the hos- 
pitable members of the Mount Pisgah Church and their Pastor, C. E. Byrd, 
the session adjourned, with prayer by Willis Bennett. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1953 
Durham Memorial Baptist Church 
Morning Session 

31. At 9:30 a.m. the program began with the congregation singing 
"Standing on the Promises" and "Am I a Soldier of the Cross?" Dennis 
W. Hockaday was the leader and C. F. Smith accompanied on the piano, with 
Mrs. Roy Lewis, at the organ. 

32. Scripture Reading and Prayer, Robert Dorr, Pastor of Lowe's 
Grove Church. 



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33. J. M. Hayes, Superintendent of the North Carolina Baptist Homes 
for the Aging, presented written report and spoke of that phase of our work 
in the State, fast gaining interest and support. 

34. With Willis Bennett presiding, Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, B. T. U. 
Director, spoke on the steadily developing service of that department. All 
except six churches in the Association have B. T. U. organizations and the 
hope was expressed that, by the end of this Association year, no church will 
be found wanting in this regard. A mimeographed report was distributed 
and, on motion of S. R. King, seconded by Frank Marshall, the report was 
approved. 

35. Impressively Walter B. Anderson spoke on "Temperance and 
Morals." 

36. Special Music, John Laverty playing "Largo" on his violin, accom- 
panied by Mrs. W. T. Carpenter on the piano. 

37. C. N. Royal introduced Isaac Terrell, Pastor of the church at Baptist 
Orphanage in Thomasville, who again laid the great service of our Orphan- 
age on our hearts. 

38. The Association Clerk made report, which is printed in the reports 
section of these minutes. 

39. "There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood" was sung by the congre- 
gation, led by Dennis Hockaday, with C. F. Smith at the piano. 

40. Pastors James Taylor, of Plain View Church, and Fred Love, of 
Faith Church, were recognized and welcomed into the Association. 

41. C. E. Byrd was requested to prepare for publication in the minutes 
a brief sketch of the life and ministry of Matthew T. Yates, who went out 
from Mount Pisgah Church, of which Mr. Byrd is Pastor. 

42. Charles C. Smith, Historian, stated that a history of Braggtown 
Church would be supplied for publication in the minutes. 

43. In his able and fervent manner, J. C. Canipe addressed the group 
on "Evangelism." A stirring, eflFective address. 

44. Mrs. Roy Lewis, accompanied on the piano by John Laverty, sang 
"Why Should He Love Me So?" 

45. Prayer, led by B. E. Morris. 

Afternoon Session 
1:30 p.m. 

46. Hymns, "One Day" and "We're Marching to Zion," Dennis Hocka- 
day leading; Chas. F. Smith at piano and John Laverty at organ. 

47. Scripture and prayer, led by J. E. Singleton. 



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48. Charles F. Smith, chairman of Committee on Committees, made 
report. Upon motion of M. F. Johnson, seconded by T. A. Lineberger, 
committees recommended were appointed. (Listed in Directory) 

49. For the Resolutions Committee, of which J. Winston Pearce was 
chairman, Dennis Hockaday reported. On motion of C. F. Smith, seconded 
by J. L. Pollard, this report was approved. Special appreciation was ex- 
pressed to the host churches, Mount Pisgah and Durham Memorial. 

50. R. L. Costner offered written report and nominations of Sunday 
School officers, which will be found in reports section of these minutes. 
Approval on motion of S. R. King, seconded by C. F. Smith. 

51. Warren Carr, chairman, presented the recommendation of the 
Committee on Place and Preacher that the Association meet with Bells 
Church, Chatham County, on October 26th, and at Watts Street Church, 
Durham, on October 27th, 1954. Preacher: Thomas Reece; Alternate: 
Jack Wilder. Report was approved upon motion of Warren Carr, with 
C. N. Royal seconding the motion. 

52. C. N. Royal expressed commendation of Bryant Carr, who retires 
as Moderator of the Association after the constitutional hmit of two years. 
By a rising vote those present entered heartily into this expression of apprecia- 
tion. 

53. Claude Gaddy, Secretary of the N. C. Council on Christian Educa- 
tion, addressed the Association on "Christian Education," with special em- 
phasis on the removal of Wake Forest to Winston-Salem and its enlargement 
and development. 

54. Hymn, "Jesus Saves," Dennis Hockaday, leader, C. F. Smith, ac- 
companist. 

55. Induction of Robert Holleman into the office of Moderator, with 
retiring Moderator Bryant Carr, handing him the gavel, while photographer 
made a picture. Brief talks. 

56. Solo, "In the Heart He Implanted a Song," Eleanor Helm, of 
First Church. C. F. Smith at the piano. 

57. Address of President S. L. Stealey, of Southeastern Theological 
Seminary, Wake Forest. This was informational and inspirational. 

58. Benediction, J. Winston Pearce. 

59. Adjournment. (3 p.m.) 

W. Bryant Carr, Moderator 
B. W. Rogers, Clerk. 



Reports 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

October i, 1952-September 30, 1953 

Cash on Hand October i, 1952 $1514.45 

Receipts from Churches: 

Alston Avenue $ 12.50 

Angier Avenue 480.00 

Berea 150.00 

Bells 20.00 

Butner 3.00 

Brag-g-town 170.00 

Bethesda 550.00 

Cedar Fork 125.00 

Calvary 68.75 

Cheek Heights 60.13 

Durham Memorial 152.35 

Edgemont 399.25 

Ephesus 60.00 

First 300.00 

Faith 4.00 

Gorman 257.11 

Grace 250.00 

Guess Road 162.00 Total from Churches $5083.99 

Receipts from Other Sources: 

Swor Revival Services ^799 

Vacation Bible School Collection 8 

Rebates on Telephone Calls and Books 83 

Mount Zion Association 85 

Total receipts and cash $7575-3 

Disbursements: 

Superintendent of Missions $1690.00 

Clerk 100.00 

Office Help 43-97 

Rent 392.00 

Telephone 128.50 

Postage 151-34 

Equipment and Supplies 391.19 

Superintendent's Travel Expenses 1 37-53 

Printing (Includes Minutes) 71 9-5 3 

Sunday School 38.66 

Training Union 68.94 



Grey Stone 55. 

Hollo way 127, 

Immanuel 75. 

Lakewood 100. 

Lystra 20. 

Lowe's Grove 3, 

Mount Gilead 56, 

Mount Hermon 12, 

Mount Moriah 100. 

Olive Chapel 338, 

Olive Branch 40, 

Park View 100, 

Plainview 3. 

Pleasant Hill 17. 

Red Mountain 12 

Temple 366 

West wood 33 

Yates 400 

Total from Churches 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
50 
00 
00 
04 
44 
,00 
50 
,00 
,00 
,67 
■75 
,00 



42 

95 
22 

28 976.87 



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*Special Objects 1091.81 

*Church Expansion 852.26 5805.73 

Balance on Hand September 30, 1953 ! $1769.58 

*Swor Revival Services $ 961.36 *Ebenezer $200.00 

Deacons' School 130.45 Park View 652.26 

$1091.81 $852.26 
No Receipts or Disbursements Made After 
September 30, 1953, Appear in Report. 

E. Burke Hobgood, Treasurer 

CLERK'S NOTES 

From reports of churches to the Yates Association some information of special 
interest, which indicates development and progress is brought to your attention. 
Berea: Building fund started. Observed homecoming day. 

Calvary: Departmentalized Sunday School. Occupied entire educational department. 
Purchased lot for pastor's home. Pastor placed on the field. Installed pews in 
auditorium. 

Cedar Fork: Started holding midweek prayer services and organized youth choir. 
Cheek Heights: Added an educational plant. Started in April and completed in 

October. Built by church members. 
Edgemont: New boiler and stoker installed. 
Faith: Rev. Frederick Love became pastor in September. 

Gorman: Occupied third floor of educational plant. Provided a nursery. Employed 

church secretary. Started a library. 
Grace: Dedicated a three manual Standaart organ. Air equipped auditorium. 
Guess Road: Finished paying for its church plant. 

Holloivay Street: Called new pastor, Rev. Jack B. Wilder. New sanctuary completed. 

Parsonage bought. 
Immanuel: Burned notes balance building indebtedness. 
Loive^s Grove: Called Rev. Robert W. Dorr to be pastor. 
Lystra: Started building fund for parsonage. 

Mount Gilead: Drilling a well. Jeter J. Hackney has served as clerk for 45 years. 
Mount Hermon: Fellowship building nears completion. 
Olive Chafel: Pastor and family moved into new parsonage. 
Plain View: Rev. J. S. Taylor called to be pastor. 

Pleasant Hill: Added three new rooms for Sunday School. Provided recreation room 
in basement. 

Roberson Grove: Rev. J. Thad Ashley entered upon pastorate. 
Rose of Sharon: Completed and occupied new building rooms. 
Watts Street: New educational building completed. 
Baptisms reported: 834. Total on church rolls: 19,892. 
Grand total expenditures for the year $974,114.07 
Nineteen students for the ministry in the Association. 



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YEARLY REPORT 

September 30, 1952 to 1953 
W. M. U. of Yates Baptist Association Report 
W. M. S. 

4,218 Total Number in W. M. U. Association 
2)353 Woman's Missionary Society 
1,812 Young People 

853 Tithers 
2,064 Participating in Missionary Study 
1,812 Participating in Community Missions 
821 Subscribing to Biblical Recorder 
710 Subscribing to Royal Service 
82 Mission Study Class Books Read 

YOUNG PEOPLE 
171 Mission Study Class Books Read 
478 Tithers 

1,673 Participating in Mission Study 

993 Participating in Community Missions 
All 40 Churches in the Yates Association have a W. M. S. 

Mrs. E. T. Newton 

Supt. of W. M. U. 
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TRAINING UNION OF 
YATES ASSOCIATION 
COMPARATIVE REPORT OF TRAINING UNION WORK 





1950-51 


1951-52 


1952-5 


No. Training Unions 


30 


34 


33 


Training Union Enrolment 


. . 2,762 


3,445 


3,775 


No. Standard Unions Reported 


9 


2 





No. Churches with fully graded T. U 


24 


34 


33 


No. Churches with Departmentalized T. U, 


3 


10 


14 


New Units organized during the year 


9 


55 


15 


No. Churches requesting T. U. Awards . . . . 


17 


40 


40 


No. T. U. Study Course Awards requested . . 


969 


1,452 


1,509 


No. Churches with Youth Weeks 


4- 


9 


13 


Letters and Cards written 


1,2 10 


1,108 


824. 


Telephone Calls made by Ass'n Officers . . . . 


423 


451 


337 


Miles traveled by Ass'n Officers 


■ ■ 4,709 


3,000 


2,393 


Total Associational T. U. Expense 


. .$64.58 


$184.66 


$68.94 


Total Attendance at Ass'n Meetings 


2,08 I 


2,440 


2,1 10 


"M" Night Attendance 


, . 500 


305 


597 



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ASSOCIATIONAL TOURNAMENT WINNERS 
Juniors 

Gorman — Sylvia Cash (Regional Winner) 

First — Carol Lloyd (Regional and State Winner) 

Bethesda — Carolyn Martin 

Sandra Stallings (Regional and State Winner) 

Temple — Carol Christian (Regional and State Winner), William Maddry (Re- 
gional and State Winner), Jimmy Billings (Regional and State Winner) 

Intermediates 

First — Deanne Rogers (Third Place Regional Winner) 
Young People 

Grace — Evelyn Hunt (Second Place Regional Winner) 
Adults 

Lowe's Grove — N. T. Parrish (Fourth Place Regional Winner) 
Hymn Festival 

First — Woman's Choir (Regional Winner) 

Bethesda — Junior Choir (Regional Winner) 

Watts — Junior Choir (Regional Winner) 

Grey Stone — Chancel Choir (Regional and State Winner) 

TRAINING UNION MEETINGS AND ATTENDANCE 



December 9 — "M" Night (Grey Stone) 597 

March 17 — Tournament Night (Lowe's Grove) 519 

June 23 — Picnic (Bethesda) 336 

June 30 — Retreat for Young People (Bethesda) 175 

October 13 — Clinic (Edgemont) 452 

Four Quarterly Executive Committee Meetings , 31 

Total Attendance 2,110 



CHURCHES WITHOUT TRAINING UNIONS 

Alston Avenue Pleasant Hill 

Bells Red Mountain 

Faith Roberson Grove 

ATTENDANCE AND EFFICIENCY BANNER WINNERS 

December Attendance — Berea 57.8%, Calvary 73.5% 5 Efficiency — Hollo way 70% 
March Attendance — Lowe's Grove 47%, Calvary 51%; Efficiency — Holloway 63% 
June Attendance — Cedar Fork 62%, Calvary 58%; Efficiency — Cedar Fork 70% 
October Attendance — Cedar Fork 38.3%, Calvary 55.8%; Efficiency — Cedar Fork 
59% 



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Total Number of Study Course Awards Requested by Churches i)5o9 



Alston Ave i 

Ang-ier Ave 4 

Bells 6 

Berea 29 

Bethesda 76 

Braggtown 27 

Calvary 62 

Cedar Fork 31 

Cheek Heights 21 

Durham Memorial 50 

Ebenezer 31 

Edgemont 65 

Ephesus 38 

Faith 15 

First 127 

Gorman 82 

Grace 123 

Grey Stone 52 

Guess Road 27 

Hollo way 104 



Immanuel 81 

Lakewood 4 

Lowe's Grove 36 

Lystra 29 

Mt. Gilead 21 

Mt. Hermon 33 

Mt. Pisgah 28 

Olive Branch 15 

Olive Chapel 88 

Park View 11 

Plain View 19 

Pleasant Hill 4 

Red Mountain 6 

Roberson Grove 3 

Rose of Sharon 15 

Temple 52 

Watts I 

Westwood 31 

Yates 107 



Theme for 1953-1954 Keeping the Faith 

OBJECTIVES FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR 1 953-1954 

1. Effective use of the Standards to produce Efficiency 

2. YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CHURCH taught all new church members 

3. A Training Union in each church 

4. Tournament participation urged in all unions 

5. Training Union Study Course in each church 

March— BAPTIST FAITH MONTH 
Adults — Living on Faith 
Young People — The Faith We Hold 
Intermediates — The Faith They Kept 
Juniors — Heroes of the Faith 

6. Youth Week observed April 4-1 1, or at convenient date, in all churches 

7. Christian Home Week observed May 2-9 in all churches 

8. Summer Assemblies promoted — each Director sent by local church 

ASSOCIATIONAL TRAINING UNION OFFICERS FOR 195 3- 19 54 



Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Director 

Harrell B. Perry, Associate Director 

Mrs. R. H. Morgan, Secretary 

Rev. Thomas L. Reece, Pastor Advisor 

John Laverty, Pianist 

Mrs. R. R. Lewis, Chorister 



Mrs. W. L. Bennett, Adults 

Mrs. M. O. Tyndall, Jr., Young People 

Rev. W. L. Pearson, Intermediates 

Mrs. D. R. Garrett, Juniors 

Mrs. J. Fred Christian, Children 

Respectfully submitted, 

Nannie Mae Herndon, Director 



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HISTORY OF BRAGGTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH 

The Braggtown Baptist Church is a thrilling story of faith and vision. Organized 
April 3, 1938 it was the outgrowth of a rapidly developing" community north of 
Durham known as Braggtown. This was made possible by some far-seeing people in- 
terested in having a Baptist Church grow alongside the community. They were en- 
couraged by several Baptist leaders in the City of Durham, especially the Rev. B. E. 
Morris, Pastor of Grey Stone Baptist Church (formerly West Durham Baptist Church), 
the Rev. Henry B. Anderson, whose congregation lay geographically nearest to the 
new community. 

From the first meeting on April 3, 1938 to the present an interested and lively 
spirit has permeated the congregation. At the time of organization eighty-two members 
were received. The time of charter membership was kept open several weeks and 
this number grew to one hundred and ten. The newly formed congregation adopted 
a church covenant, and articles of faith. Rev. F. D. Hemphill was unanimously elected 
the first pastor. Much credit should go to Mr. Hemphill for his unique personal quali- 
ties and his untiring efforts. In June of 1937 he conducted a Daily Vacation Bible 
School and in July of 1937 Sunday School was begun with 18 people present. During 
the eleven months until the time of organization this Sunday School had grown to nearly 
200. At this first meeting the church elected Lacy Scoggins as deacon, Robert D. 
Holleman, Sunday School Superintendent j Mrs. Margaret Wilkins, clerk j and Mr. 
C. L. Jenkins, treasurer. The church began its evangelistic ministry with the baptism 
of Josephine Scoggins. The first member claimed by death was J. Toy Godwin. 

Growth has been a key word with the Braggtown Baptist Church. By the end of 
1939 over 200 people had enrolled in Sunday School. Plans had been made and the 
church entered its new educational building in September of 1939. Organizations grew. 
Mrs. L. L. Gardner was elected president of the Woman's Missionary Union; Mr. F. E. 
Steed, director of the Baptist Training Union. The following new deacons were added 
the first year: W. M. Marshall, E. B. Byrd, J. T. Harper, C. B. Harper, M. T. Edger- 
ton, L. G. Holleman, and Robert D. Holleman. M. W. Perry, L. L. Gardner, and 
W. D. Holleman were chosen as the first trustees. 

The first Finance Committee consisted of C. L. Jenkins, W. M. Carver, A. H. 
Woody, Mrs. W. M. Perry, and J. T. Harper. 

During the years three ministers have served the church. Since 1939 the church has 
had a full time ministry. The minutes of May 1939 tell how Robert D. Holleman 
made a motion that Mr. Hemphill be called on a full time basis. This evoked lively 
debate, but the vote carried. This spirit is indicative of the spirit that has marked the 
church in its forward progress. The Rev. F. D. Hemphill resigned in 1943, and in 
May of that year Rev. Ernest W. Bailes of Forest City, N. C. was extended a call. 
His ministry with the church extended until 1950. During that time the church 
erected its present beautiful sanctuary and entered it in May 1949. In November of 
1950 J. Marshall Walker, present pastor, came to our church from Appomattox, Vir- 
ginia. 

Indicative of growth are the following facts: 
The total membership is now over 700. 

Two hundred families were listed as prospects in 1938. Nearly 300 are now related 
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The Sunday School enrolment is now nearly 600. 

The Woman's Missionary Union reported an enrolment of 221 last year. 
The Brotherhood enrolment is 50. 
The Training Union enrolment is 102. 

The first building was erected at a cost of $15,000.00, while the present property 
includes a lovely auditorium costing $135,000.00, a fellowship building, and a par- 
sonage. The property of the church is now valued at about $180,000.00. 

The budget in 1939 was adopted at $5,140.00. This year it will be over 
$30,000.00. 

The first Daily Vacation Bible School in 1937 had 68 enrolled. The average 
attendance last Summer was 225. 

The first musical program of the church was under the volunteer leadership of a 
sainted member, L. G. HoUeman, Sr. Today the program of music is under the 
direction of a gifted minister of music, Mrs. N. R. Hunter, Jr. She has worked out a 
program of musical education for each age group in the church. 

The church now employs, in addition to the pastor, a minister of music, a part time 
secretary and janitor. 

The church has been willing to venture since its inception. It has had to struggle, 
but never once has it sounded the note of retreat. As one has said, "We have cleared 
the site, now let us build," is a spirit characteristic of Braggtown Baptist Church. It 
feels yesterday is but preparation for tomorrow. 

REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES 
FOR THE AGING 

The youngest member of our Baptist family of institutions, the North Carolina 
Baptist Homes, Inc., has had the best year since it began operating, March 16, 195 1. 

Resthaven, with space for twenty residents, has been filled to capacity. The number 
of inquiries for rooms has increased into the hundreds. 

The Home received its best financial support. The share received from the Nine 
Year Program (1952) was $14,062.80; our first Special Day offering, February 15, 
exceeded $52,0005 and from individuals, churches, and auxiliary organizations we 
liave received $12,380.33, as of August ist. 

The response to the first Special Day offering for the Home was most encouraging. 
More than half of our 3055 Baptist churches responded. About seventy-five per cent 
of the amount came from the smaller churches. 

Considering the short time our Home has been operating (2 years), and the fact 
that this was the first opportunity to appeal to our churches for a special offering, all 
of us should be encouraged by the response. Our next Special Day offering, February 21, 
1954, should amount to $100,000. 

On June 18, this year, property was purchased for a Branch Home at Albemarle. 
This property, consisting of a vacated hospital building and a nurses' home building 
and nearly three acres of land, was purchased for $25,000. It will cost an equal amount 
to renovate the property. Even so, it is well worth twice the amount invested. Thus, 
we can care for 60 residents — 20 at Resthaven, Winston-Salem; and 40 at the Albemarle 
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At the time of purchase, it was hoped that the branch home would be ready for 
operation by October i, this year. 

The general health of the residents has been exceptionally good, considering the 
range of their ages, 66 to 93. There has been only one death this year. The spirit 
and the general attitude of the residents have been most satisfactory. 

There are many evidences of increasing interest in our Homes. Pastors, conducting 
worship services, have brought delegations from their churches to share the inspiration 
of worship with our residents. Auxiliary and Sunday school groups have frequently 
visited us to conduct devotional services. Gifts of supplies and cash are often received 
from these various organizations. 

Plans for the future enlargement are encouraging. With a general Special Day 
offering in February, 1954, and other special gifts from individuals and corporations, 
we should be ready to begin construction of our administration building, which would 
give us room for fifty additional residents, and making our total capacity 110 residents. 

Since North Carolina Baptists now number more than 700,000 members, with 
thousands of our constituency now over 65 years of age, we should keep in mind 
the great number of our elderly brethren who need a home to provide security, comfort, 
congeniality, and a Christian ministry. Our North Carolina Baptists are able to meet 
the challenge to make adequate provision for the aging, and as "laborers together 
with God," we can meet it. 

"Cast me not off in the time of old agej foresake me not when my strength faileth" 
— Psalms 7 1 :9. 

REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

1953 

"If Thou wilt. Thou canst make me clean," was the leper's plea that touched 
the heart of Jesus. A like plea from the sick multitudes who need help has touched 
the heart of North Carolina Baptists. Our ministry through our Baptist Hospital 
is our answer to this call. 

More than ten thousand patients were cared for in our Hospital last year, while 
thousands of others were seen in the Clinics. Almost half of these were service patients, 
unable to pay the full cost of the care they received. These included old people at the 
sunset of life and little children at the dawn of life, mothers, fathers and young people. 
They included persons who had to have help if they were to carry on as mothers 
and wives in their homes, if they were to work as fathers and husbands to support their 
families, if as young people they were to be set free from handicaps for life, if as old 
people they were to be spared for additional years and from much of the suffering 
which often attends old age. With all the advance of medical science, there is still 
much that it cannot do; but our Baptist Hospital is making a large contribution 
toward the saving of life, the relieving of suffering, and the bringing of good health for 
those who need it most. 

From all over North Carolina there is a constant stream of afflicted people coming 
seeking our help. Our Hospital provides skilled specialists for them in the various 
fields of medical care. The demand is so great that it is never safe to go without an 
appointment in advance. The schedules of the Clinics and doctors are almost always; 
completely filled by appointments made days and weeks and often months ahead. 
If it is an emergency case the family doctor should call the Hospital and talk with 
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One of the most important parts of the program of the Hospital is the spiritual 
ministry it provides. This is necessary if the full needs of a sick person are to be met. 
Our Hospital has trained chaplains who render an effective ministry for the sick, 
guidance for the nursing and medical students, and training for pastors and Christian 
workers. 

Three floors of the New Hospital Wing are nearing completion and should be 
ready for use this year. This will provide urgently needed space and facilities. If 
any church in the Association has not contributed its part toward the building of the 
New Wing, we hope this will be done at once. 

"If Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean." Jesus replied, "I will." You and I 
answer, "I will," if we give as we should in our Mother's Day Offering, is de- 
termines how much help we provide for those who are sick and have little or no money. 
Let all of us answer with a generous, "I will," next Mother's Day. 

J. C. Faucette 
Hospital Representative 

ASSOGIATIONAL OFFICERS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL 

1953-1954 

Superintendant — Alex Booth (Grey Stone), Durham, N. C. 

Assistant Superintendent of Training — Rev. William Bennett (Calvary), Durham, N. C. 
Assistant Superintendent of Evangelism — E. E. Ferrell (Lowe's Grove), Route 3, Dur- 
ham, N. C. 

Assistant Superintendent of V. B. S. — Mrs. H. B. Perry (Angier Ave.), Durham, N. C. 
Secretary and Treasurer — Mrs. Flora Pickett (Edgemont), Durham, N. C. 
Pianist — Mrs. Barbara Lewis (Grey Stone), Durham, N. C. 
Dept. Superintendents: 

Cradle Roll — Mrs. J. R. Martin (Braggtown), 1502 Guess Rd., Durham, N. C. 
Nursery — Mrs. E. S. Duke (Edgemont), 1103 Eva St., Durham, N. C. 
Beginner — Mrs. Gordon Chandler (Durham Memorial), Durham, N. C. 
Primary — Mrs. Wilbur Helmbold (Ephesus), Route i, Durham, N. C. 
Junior — Mrs. Charles A. Maddry (Temple), Durham, N. C. 
Intermediate — Mrs. William Bennett (Calvary), Durham, N. C. 
Young People — Mrs. Clyde Ferrell (First), 1601 Lakewood Ave., Durham, N. C. 
Adult— C. H. Collie (Holloway St.), Flora St., Durham, N. C. 
Extension — E. B. Britt (Bethesda), Durham, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. Ches. Smith, Chairman 
Mrs. Gordon Chandler 
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YATES SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOGIATIONAL REPORT 

Activities of the Associational Sunday School program for the past year have con- 
sisted of four mass meetings, two of which presented a phase oi the "Million More in 
'54. Campaign," one presented the Extension Department work, and one was devoted to 
an officer and teacher clinic with special emphasis on enlistment. In addition associa- 
tional officers gave assistance to churches who called upon them. Mrs. Gordon Chandler, 
Associational Beginner Superintendent, promoted a Beginner Day, with Beginner 
v/orkers from all of our churches being invited to the Durham Memorial Church 
for an all day clinic. This day proved most helpful and Mrs. Chandler is to be com- 
mended for her special interest and effort. 

The following facts from the associational letters reveal both the progress and 



need of our Sunday School work: 

No. of Churches 40 

No. Churches with Cradle Roll 15 

No. Churches with Extension Dept 17 

No. Churches reporting enrollment gain 27 

No. Churches reporting enrollment loss n 

Total enrollment last year 15,382 

Total enrollment this year 15,866 

Net gain over last year in enrollment 514. 

Total resident church members 16,956 

Estimated resident members not enrolled in S. S 5,000 

Total churches reporting Training Schools 23 

Total number of Training Schools held 46 



AVERAGE ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR 8546 (54%) 
The following suggestions are made to guide our churches in Sunday School work 
in the coming year. ( i ) Let every church adopt an enrollment goal and plan necessary 
steps leading to the enlistment of prospects. (2) Every church should become fully 
organized with needed officers and teachers, and with a Cradle Roll and Extension 
Department. (3) Mission or Branch Sunday Schools should be organized where 
needed. (4) Every church should have at least one Training School annually. 

These suggestions apply to every church and will lead to progress in our work. 
Still other methods and procedures could be devised within individual churches based 
upon specific needs. Please call upon your associational officers when they can be of 
help. 

Willis Bennett 

Associational Sunday School Superintendent 

REPORT OF ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE 

The Activities Committee of the Yates Baptist Association was called together 
lay Robert L. Costner, Chairman, Saturday afternoon, October 3, 1953 at 3:30 o'clock. 
They make the following recommendations to the Yates Association. 
1. Annual Meetings 

I. Annual Association Meeting, Tuesday and Wednesday after the Fourth Sun- 
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2. Annual Meeting of the W. M. U. April 23, 1954 at Grey Stone Baptist 
Church. 

3. Vacation Bible School Clinic in May. 

4. A Stewardship Night to be arranged by the Missions Committee. 

5. A School of Missions to be planned for October 18-22, 1954. 

6. We commend the following Southern Baptist Convention Emphases: 

(1) Week of Bible Study in January. 

(2) Simultaneous Evangelist Revivals, March 27-April 2, 1954. 

(3) Christian Home Week, May 2-9, 1954. 

7. A Conference on "Christian Vocational Guidance" to be sponsored by the 
Training Union, June 29, 1954. 

8. Church Planning Night for Sunday School, Sept.-Oct. 
II. Monthly Meetings 

1. Minister's Conference, Monday after second Sunday. 

2. Association Board Meeting, following mass meeting on Association Night. 

3. Association Night, meeting Tuesday evening after the third Sunday, Sunday 
School, Missions, Training Union rotating as in former years. 

Robert L. Costner, Chmn, 

W. B. Carr, Moderator 

Julius Corpening, Supt. Missions 

Nannie Mae Herndon, Training Union Director 

Mrs. E. T. Newton, W. M. U. Sup't. 

Rev. Willis Bennett, Sunday School Sup't. 

Rev. William Bennett, Member of Committee 

Rev. Warren Carr, Member of Committee. 

REPORT ON BIBLICAL RECORDER AND OTHER 
BAPTIST LITERATURE 

Christian literature is a tremendous force in the lives of our people today. In our 
own country virtually all persons read, and what they read is largely what they believe. 
Glorious opportunities are ours to crusade for Christian literature. If we fail to meet 
such opportunities, our Baptist people and Baptist work will suffer untold harm from 
little vision and lack of knowledge. 

In days of old, the prophet Hosea said, "My people perish for lack of knowledge." 
Today the devil is exploiting as never before, the power of the printed word. The 
mails, the news-stands, and too many homes, are loaded with the ugly tide of bad 
books, periodicals, magazines cleverly designed to delude people, to promote cheap 
diversions, to glorify worldliness, to encourage Sabbath-breaking and liquor sales 
with all its attendant evils, and to undermine Christianity in general. 

To meet this evil flood of bad literature we have a marvelous array of well printed, 
sound Baptist periodicals, Sunday School and other Christian publications for every 
age, spiritual interest and need. Perhaps no denomination in America has so fine a 
selection of Christian literature as Southern Baptists have today. The aim of it all is 
to inform, enlist, indoctrinate, unify and inspire our people for faithful service in our 
Lord's name. Our Christian literature must be magnified and promoted in all the 



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churches if God's work is to go forward. 

In our own state, the BIBLICAL RECORDER is the one publication covering the 
entire field of our co-operative efforts as Baptists. Without our State Baptist paper a 
successful promotion of all our Baptist work would be well-nigh impossible. For 120 
years the RECORDER has been going into Baptist homes with its weekly message. 
Wise pastors, associational missionaries, Sunday School superintendents and many other 
leaders have over the years promoted its circulation, and they have rejoiced at the 
many visible fruits of good reading. People do more when they know more. As they 
read, they lead. As they are informed, they are inspired. In 1830 North Carolina 
Baptists were organized with the stated purpose of "promoting missions, education, 
social service, and the distribution of sound religious literature." 

The present circulation of the RECORDER is approximately 55,000. The paper 
should be in every Baptist home. We are grateful to our pastors and other church 
leaders for their interest and co-operation in promoting the paper. We appreciate 
the support of General Secretary Huggins and the other State workers for their interest 
in and promotion of our Baptist journal. RECORDER representatives in churches 
all over the State have been faithful in securing renewals and new subscribers. We 
thank every one. 

The RECORDER has three simple subscription plans: $2.50 a year for individual 
subscriptions; $2.00 a year in clubs — with at least 3 subscriptions required for a church 
reporting less than 100 members, and 5 subscriptions for a church reporting over 
100 members; and the Every-Family Plan, the best of all, at the low rate of $1.50 a 
year, the requirement being one subscription for each resident family of the church. 
We hope that all pastors, superintendents, deacons, W. M. U. and Training Union 
leaders and others will do all they can to encourage the Every-Family plan in every 
Baptist church, or at least a good-sized RECORDER club. At present there are 
over 360 churches using the Every-Family Plan, and over 1150 churches with Clubs. 

Remember in your prayers the RECORDER and its staff, as we seek to be of every 
possible service to North Carolina Baptists. We want to be faithful to our task and 
mission ; and we want to be a comrade and helper in very Baptist home and church 
in North Carolina as we all work together to support every cause dear to the hearts 
of our Baptist people. In Proverbs 23:23 we are urged to "buy the truth, and sell it 
not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding." 

CHANGES IN THE CONSTITUTION 
YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Approved by the Association on October 27, 1953 

Add to Article 4: 

All pastors of churches within the Association shall be recognized as messengers, in 
addition to those specified above. 
Article 1 3 : 

Each member church shall send annually to the Association meeting a report on the 
Associational Letter which is provided. 
Article 1 5 : 

The officers shall be elected at the first session of the annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion, and these shall assume their duties at the close of the annual meeting at which they 
are elected. 



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Article 19: 

1. The Finance Commitee shall be composed of five members, one of whom shall 
be the Treasurer. This committee shall devise plans for raising the funds for the 
Association Budget and prepare for recommendation to the annual session of the Associa- 
tion the budget for the disbursement of funds for the coming year. 

2. The Missions Committee shall be composed of five members, whose duty it shall 
be to employ, with the approval of the Association Board or of the Association, a 
Superintendent of Missions j and to exercise general supervision of this work. The 
chairman shall make an annual report of the missionary activities at the general meet- 
ing of the Association. 

Article 2 1 : 

The Moderator shall begin each session punctually and preside over the annual 
meetings of the Association, appoint such committees as may be authorized by the 
Association, enforce the rules, preserve order, and exercise all prerogatives of a presiding 
ofiicer according to parliamentary usage, serve as Chairman of the Association Board, 
and ex-ofiicio member of all standing committees. 

Article 29: 

3. Amendments to this constitution may be made at any annual meeting of the 
Association, upon affirmative vote of two-thirds of the messengers present and voting, 
provided, however, the proposed amendments have been presented in writing to the 
Moderator and the Association Board at least one month prior to the annual meeting. 

MATTHEW TYSON YATES 

The Yates Baptist Association held its fifth annual session on October 27 and 28, 
1953, in the Mount Pisgah and Durham Memorial Churches. 

The first day's session was held in the Mount Pisgah Church in Chatham County, 
the home church of Matthew Tyson Yates, pioneer missionary to China, in whose 
memory the Association is named. 

Matthew Tyson Yates was born January 8, 1819. During a camp meeting revival 
at Mount Pisgah Church, following the third Sunday in October, 1836, he made a 
profession of faith. On the fourth Sunday in October, 1836, he united with the church 
and was baptized on Monday, October 24, by Patrick Dowd. 

At the regular church conference in August, 1840, a resolution was passsed granting 
to Matthew Tyson Yates the privilege to use his gifts in any way he deemed wise. 
This meant that he was licensed to preach. 

On September 29, 1846, after he had graduated from Wake Forest College, he was 
married in the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church to Eliza Moring. The ceremony was 
performed by Patrick Dowd. He sailed the same year for China, being the first mission- 
ary from North Carolina to go to any foreign land. He served in China for more than 
forty years. 

He died on Saturday, March 17, 1888. Just as his body was being borne away 
from his house the beautiful spring morning of March 19, the first thousand copies of 
his colloquial translation of the New Testament, with the exception of Revelation, 
were delivered at the door of his Shanghai Church. 

Those who visit his grave in Shanghai, China, today, read on his tombstone: 
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that 
they may rest from their labors j and their works to follow them." 



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A PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE YATES ASSOCIATION 

October i, 1953 to September 30, 19.54. 

1. Salaries 

Superintendent of Missions and Office Help $5,500.00 

Clerk 100.00 

$5,600.00 

2. Office Expense 

Rent 480.00 

Telephone 125.00 

Postage 150.00 

Equipment, Supplies 200.00 

955.00 

3. Other Expenses 

Superintendent's Traveling Expense 600.00 

House Rent 1,200.00 

Retirement 160.00 

Convention Expense 150.00 

Printing (includes minutes) 600.00 

2,710.00 

4. Missions 

Sunday School 100.00 

Training Union 100.00 

Special Association Project 200.00 

Incidentals 135.00 

Park View Church Building 1,200.00 

Church Expansion and Other Missions 500.00 

Home for Superintendent of Missions 1,000.00 

3>235'00 
$12,500.00 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY MODERATOR 



Committee on Committees 
Charles A. Maddry, Chairman 
Frank H. Marshall 
E. B. Britt 
C. E. Byrd 
W. E. Stanley 

Place and Preacher Committee 
Warren Carr, Chairman 
James L. Pollard 
T. A. Lineberger 



Resolutions Committee 
J. Winston Pearce 
Gerald Naylor 
Mrs. C. A. Maddry 

Nominating Committee 
Leo T. Bridgers, Chairman 
Jack Wilder 
D. J. Booth 



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REPORT OF THE RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

The Resolutions Committee appointed by the Moderator wishes to present the 
following report: That whereas the 5th Annual Session of the Yates Baptist Association 
has been a profitable one, and whereas we are indebted to many friends for its success, 
therefore 

Be it resolved: 

First, that we express our thanks to the members of Mount Pisgah and Durham 
Memorial Baptist Churches and to their respective pastors C. E. Byrd, and James 
Pernell for their hospitality. 

Second, that we express our appreciation to the Moderator W. Bryant Carr for 
his patience and his understanding leadership, and to our clerk B. W. Rogers, and to 
all of our outgoing officers. 

Third, that we thank the Program Committee for such a varied and interesting 
program. 

Fourth, that we give special thanks to our speakers for their interesting and in- 
spiring messages in presenting the various phases of our denominational work. 

Fifth, that we express appreciation to those who have brought us special music. 

Sixth, that we thank those who have compiled and presented reports. 

Seventh, be it further resolved that the members of this 5th Annual Session of the 
Yates Baptist Association send to Brother Z. B. Teal a message of appreciation and 
thanks for his long years of service in the ministry and his contribution to the Yates 
Baptist Association, and that this message further state how much he was missed at this 
session. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Dennis W. Hockaday, Chairman 

G. W. Naylor 

Mrs. Charles A. Maddry 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PLACE AND PREACHER 

On October 26, 1954 Association to meet at Bells Church in Chatham County. 
On second day, October 27, 1954 to meet with Watts Street Church in Durham. 
Preacher: Thomas Reece 
Alternate: Jack Wilder 

Warren Carr, Chairman 
Jas. L. Pollard 
T. A. Lineberger 
Committee. 



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REPORT OF MISSIONS COMMITTEE 

The Missions Committee held monthly meetings during the year and were in charge 
of four monthly Associational meetings. 

It has been a matter of real concern that we have not been able to secure a full 
time Associational Superintendent of Missions. We have, however, benefited greatly 
through the part time work of Brother Julius H. Corpening who rendered valuable 
services for nine and a half months, leaving us September 26 to accept a full time 
pastorate at Hampton, S. C. 

There were three successful schools for deacons March 24.-26 in three sections of 
the Association as follows: Mt. Pisgah, Immanuel and Holloway Street churches with 
brethren C. W. Bazemore, Earle Bradley and Jimmy Ray respectively leading. Ex- 
cellent reports show that these schools were highly successful. 

Brother A. B. Cash, head of the Associational Missions work of the Home Mission 
Board visited us during the year and in a noon luncheon meeting where all pastors 
were invited he gave a fine discussion, outlining a program for our work. 

The Association Board in July approved a recommendation of our committee to 
make a religious census of the whole association early — 1954. Mr. Morgan of the 
Sunday School Department has agreed to help us in this work which should be pushed 
by every church in the Association. 

Another recommendation of our committee was approved by the July meeting of 
the Association Board that a special committee be appointed by the Moderator to in- 
vestigate the advisability and possibility of securing denominational aid in establishing 
a Good Will Center in the Few Gardens section. 

We covet the prayers of all that we may be led in securing a Superintendent of 
Missions, and urge the completion of the religious census of the entire territory of our 
Association as soon as possible. 

Respectfully yours, 

Henry B. Anderson, Chairman 



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PROGRAM 

Fifth Annual Session 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

OF THE 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
LOWE'S GROVE CHURCH 
Durham, North Carolina 
April 15, 1953 
Mrs. R. D. Holleman, Associational Superintendent, Presiding- 
Theme: ^^Come^ Women, Wide Proclaim'^ 

Opening Worship: 10:00 a.m. 

Hymn: "Come, Women, Wide Proclaim" 

Psalm 145: "Praise and Adore"— Mrs. H. C. Jobe, Park View 
Solo: "The Lord Is My Light" — Allissen — Mrs. Barbara Lewis, Grey Stone 
Prayer: Mrs. L. B. Boney, Park View 
Welcome: Mrs. M. T. Shepherd, Lowe's Grove 

Business: Roll Call, Recognitions, Appointments, Treasurer's Report 
Greetings from Divisional Supt.: Mrs. Charles Howard 
"Your Love Outpour": — 

Because of Knowledge — Mrs. Carl Bishop and Mrs. B. Ray Olive, Yates 

In Community Missions — Mrs. R. H. Dalehite, Immanuel 

Through Gifts — Mrs. S. E. Dennis, Grey Stone 

To Reach Others — Mrs. R. D. Holleman, Braggtown 
"Pray, Work, Yet More" — Mrs. C. Gordon Maddry, State W. M. U. President 
Silent Prayer 

Hymn — "O Zion, Haste" 
Announcements 

Solo: "Forward to Christ" — O'Hara — Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, Durham First 
"Christ, Whom All Earth Shall Seek" — Mrs. Wesley Lawton, China 
Prayer — Mrs. J. M. Cheek, Watts Street 

Lunch 12:30-1:30 
Hymn — "We've a Story to Tell to the Nations" 
Scripture and Prayer — Mrs. J. Fred Christian, Temple 
Trio — Lowe's Grove Baptist Church 



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"Come, Clasping Children's Hands" — Mrs. Flora Pickett, Young People's Leader; 

Rev. Guilford Daugherty, R, A. Counselor. 
"Teach to Adore" — Mrs. Robert Costner, Westwood 

"Work With Your Courage High" — Miss Mamie Faucette, Mrs. R. B. Wilkins 

Hymn — "The Kingdom Is Coming" 

Business — Committee Reports, Elections of Officers 

Dedicatory Prayer — Mrs. Charles Howard, Divisional Superintendent 

*'By His Love Upborne" — Mrs. Wesley Lawton, China 

Closing Prayer — Mrs. J. Marshall Walker, Divisional Young People's Leader 

NOTES 

Mrs. Carl Bishop and Mrs. B. Ray Olive presented the Mission Study and Literature 
reports in the form of an amusing skit which depicted Mrs. Church and Dr. Study 
in the doctor's office. Mrs. Church was seeking a remedy for the ills of her large 
family. Dr. Study gave precriptions for all of them in the form of Mission Study 
and W. M. U. Literature. 

Miss Marion Hume of Grey Stone Church gave Mrs. Dalehite's report on Com- 
munity Missions. She used a flannel board on which she made an acrostic of Christ — 
C-ommunity, H-igh Standards, R-egular, I-ndividual, S-oul Winning, T-ime. 

Mrs. S. E. Dennis used Paul's Pod of Peas, based on I Cor. 16:2 for her Steward- 
ship report. Periodic, Every week; Personal, Every one; Provident, Lay by in store; 
Proportional, Tithe; Preventive, No gathering when I come. 

It was voted to increase the budget from $200.00 to $350.00 and to include the 
Business Woman's Federation in the budget with an apportionment of $50.00 per year 
and to increase the apportionment to the Division to $40.00 as had been requested. 
This to begin Oct. i, 1953. 

A- 1 awards were presented to the following auxiliaries — Sunbeams, Bethesda, 2; 
First; R. A. Lakewood; Int. R. A. First; G. A. First, Jr. and Int.; Y. W. A. Grey 
Stone, Edgemont, Braggtown. 

Group No. 4, Mrs. C. N. Royal, Group Leader, furnished the bountiful lunch that 
was enjoyed at the noon hour. This Group is composed of the following churches: 
Alston Ave., Angier Ave., Berea, Bethesda, Cedar Fork, Edgemont, Lowe's Grove, and 
Olive Branch. 

Registered attendance was 205 with thirty-two churches represented. There were 
nine visitors. The Grey Stone Church in Group No. i extended an invitation for 
the meeting in 1954. 

Mrs. L. A. Nash, Mrs. R. E. Scarlett, and Mrs. Rufus Ball were the Committee on 
Time and Place. The time of next year's meeting will be set by the W. M. U. office 
in Raleigh. 

W. M. U. THANK YOU 

When they are spoken sincerely, the words, "Thank You" are a great deal more 
than mere words; they are mankinds' simplest and most beautiful way of giving ex- 
pression to hearts overflowing with the grace of gratitude. It is in this spirit that we 
say, "Thank You" to every person who has in the smallest way made today possible 
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"Thank you," Mrs. R. D. HoUeman for your efficient planning and presiding. 

"Thank you," members of the Lowe's Grove Baptist Church and Mrs. C. N. Royal 
and members of group four for your gracious hospitality. 

"Thank; you," Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, Mrs. Barbara Lewis, Patricia Pearce, Judy 
Hamlett, Ann Adams and Ann Shipp for lifting us up and preparing our hearts and 
minds for the things that God prepared for us. 

"Thank you," Mrs. Gordon Maddry, Mrs. Wesley Lawton and Mrs. Charles 
Howard for your prayers, your presence and your presentation of the world's need. 

Because we are definitely and reverently aware that it is God who has blessed today, 
I am sure that you want to stand and silently say "Thank you God," and perhaps too 
you will want to promise Him that you will live more in the spirit of the grace of 
gratitude. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Harrell B. Perry 
Mrs. R. E. Hatley 
Mrs. Eustace Horton 

REPORT OF MISSION STUDY CHAIRMAN TO 
ASSOGIATIONAL MINUTES 

In one of Brother Charles Howard's best sermons, "Climbing the Christian Ladder," 
he uses as an illustration of growth — the Annual Homecoming in his childhood of his 
family to Grandfather's house, where each child had its mark on the wall and where 
each year, grandfather brought out the yardstick, again measuring the growth of each 
child, and the delight that was his as Grandfather added another inch or two to 
Brother Charlie's mark on the wall. ... I searched for an idea with which to bring 
you a means of measuring the growth, the knowledge gained in our Association last 
year through the efforts of Mission Study, some instrument with which to weigh our 
progress. I am happy to tell you that reports for the year ending September 30, 1953 
slightly overbalance the 1952 figures: 264 classes held — a gain of 9; 4,030 enrolled 
in Mission Study — an excellent gain of 415; 2,680 members reading approved books, 
a gain of 92 j 3,143 books read — a gain of 148. Two institutes were held, largest 
number of Churches represented: only 22. May each one of us throw our weight into 
the efforts promoted by our individual Missionary Chairmen, praying and working that 
1954 will outweigh all previous records in the business of making our people to see 
the World's Need of a Saviour through Mission Study. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Carl Bishop 

REPORT OF W. M. U. SUPERINTENDENT 

As Superintendent of Yates Association the Woman's Missionary Union pledge 
together to pray for our Pastors in the Yates Association to help them by enlisting 
more women and young people in 1953 and 1954 to reach our "Million More" in 
1954. We have had four splendid executive meetings with an average of 22 at each 
meeting. I attended the Yates Association — presided over the Leadership Conference. 
I also attended the Youth Rally August i8th at Angier Avenue Church which was 
well attended by our young people. I have visited four rural churches and two city 
churches. The Association has increased its budget from $160.69 to $400.00 We 



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shall try to obey the Master's last command — "Go Ye into all the world and preach 
the Gospel to the whole creation." 

Respectfully, 

Mrs. E. T. Newton, Sr. 

1 6 Churches gave $40.00 to Burney Fund. 

I sent Christmas cards and birthday cards to each Margaret Fund student and 
Training School student. 

Various Churches sent cards and gifts. 

I sent letters to all Margaret Fund Chairmen. 

Amount of money spent reported was for two years' expenses. 

Mrs. R. L. Costner 

LITERATURE REPORT W. M. U. 

By virtue of experience and observation one sees and feels the tremendous impact 
which the study of missionary literature makes upon the life and personality of an indi- 
vidual. 

Dequency puts all literature into two classes — the literature of knowledge and 
the literature of power. Mrs. Ethelene Boone Cox says that "literature of knowledge 
informs and the literature of power transforms." 

The world is full of knowledge and we cannot and should not close our eyes 
and minds to knowledge j but we would be wise if we would let our hearts and minds 
transcend beyond the realm of knowledge into the realm of power, to the realm of trans- 
formation. Then and not until then can we as Christians "arise and shine" and exclaim 
with gladness, "The beauty of the Lord our God is upon us." 

As your humble chairman, may I say that the little work I have done cannot be 
put into facts and figures. Quoting a great philosopher, "To know is not to know 
unless someone knows that I know." Having carried this thought in mind throughout 
this last year in literature work I have tried to tell the various churches what I have 
known of the need and importance of using our missionary literature and in many in- 
stances I have been able to lead some of our larger and older churches to supply some 
of the new and smaller churches with necessary W. M. U. magazines. I have tried 
to show some of our churches the wisdom of financing our W. M. U. magazines and 
other periodicals through the regular church budget. 

In conclusion, I wish to say that although this is a small report, it is my prayer 
and hope that the fruits of my efforts may be found in the lives and work of those to 
whom I have ministered. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. B. Ray Olive 
Literature Chairman, W. M. U. 
Yates Association 

STEWARDSHIP REPORT W. M. U. 

Christian stewardship is the practice of the Christian religion. The Woman's 
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Her thirty-three (33) stewardship chairmen realize their far-reaching possibilities. Their 
vision and hard work will be the source of inspiration for the committee members who 
serve with them. These stewardship chairmen give help to the young people's coun- 
selors in using the stewardship education plans, month by month. 

Good stewards appreciate and love their churches as divine institutions. We believe 
that when 3,893 Baptist women, boys and girls are contributing regularly to the 
Cooperative Program, the church is vital to them. So let us continue to teach the 
Scriptural truth, "the tenth is holy unto the Lord" — 1,289 names have been written 
on the W. M. U.— "Tithers Roll"— "Give all God asks"— "Take all God Promises." 
We will pray and work for more tithers. 

The stewardship chairman is concerned with "Stewardship Classes"; they stir up 
study and activities. The W. M. U. includes in its plan of work, emphasis upon 
"Church Night of Stewardship" showing the aims and the climax of her year's work. 
We want all of these plans and activities to represent genuine spiritual experience and 
growth among our people. Christianity is centered around the individual Christian. 

"Stewardship is not a thing of logic — it is a thing of life. It is not the law of 
God for us, it is the life of God in us." 

Mrs. Hubert Warren 
Stewardship Chairman 
Yates Association. 

COMMUNITY MISSIONS REPORT 
W. M. U. 

As Community Missions Chairman for the Yates Association, it is a pleasure for 
me to report that there is a Woman's Missionary Society in each of the forty churches 
in the Association. This report covers the first two quarters of the Associational year. We 
are stressing soul winning, for after all, that is the real meaning of Community 
Missions. We also plan to work with patients in the various hospitals. We want to 
go in person just like Jesus did. It is good to send flowers or cards, but so much 
better to go yourself. Jesus went about doing good. He went in Person. 

We have had 1,071 individual members making definite soul-winning efforts in 
the past two quarters. This includes the W. M. S. and the Y. W. A.'s. 

We are so thankful for our young people and their work, for they are the 
church leaders of tomorrow. 

I want to thank each Community Missions Chairman who attended the Leadersh'.p 
Conference, held at the First Baptist Church, in October. I hope that they got some 
help from it, and that their reports will be better than ever. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Carolyn Sneed, 
(Mrs. E. P.) 

Community Missions Chairman. 



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YOUTH RALLY W. M. U. 
YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
ANGIER AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH 
August 1 8, 1953 

Piano Prelude 

Opening Hymn — "O Zion Haste" Y. W. A. Hymn 

Prayer — Mrs. E. T. Newton — Associational W. M. U. President 

Welcome and Roll Call — Mrs. Flora Pickett — Associational Young People's Leader 

Devotional — Miss Eleanor Helms, First Baptist Church 

Special Music — Young Men's Quartet — Yates Baptist Church 

Sunbeam Song — "Be a Little Sunbeam" — by Sunbeams from all the churches 

G. A. Watchword 

Hymn— "The Light of the World Is Jesus" 

Evening Message — Mrs. R. B. Wilkins and Miss Lillian Lu 

Closing Hymn — "Jesus Shall Reign" 

Prayer 

Presiding — Tommy Roberts, Edgemont Baptist Church 
Ushers — Angier Avenue R. A.'s 

1953-1954 

ASSOCIATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
Cleveland Street 
Durham, N. C. 

10:00 Moments of Worship: 

Hymn — "Jesus Saves" 

Devotional Thoughts — Mrs. Flora Pickett 

Special Music — Mrs. R. B. Wilkins 

Season of Prayer — Mrs. J. L. Gates, Mrs. Annie Johnson and Mrs. J. T. Craig 
10:18 Welcome — Mrs. J. Gerald Pleasants 

10:20 Roll Call of Churches: Mrs. S. E. Dennis, Mrs. Foy J. Ward, Mrs. Howerton, 
Mrs. Jodie H. Shipp 
Announcements 

Explanation of Conference — Mrs. E. T. Newton 
Business 

10:30 Annual Reports of Associational Officers 
11:25 Separate Conferences : 

Presidents, Recording Secretaries and Circle Chairmen . . Mrs. W. A. Mitchiner 

and Mrs. E. T. Newton 

First Vice Presidents and 

Enlistment Committees Mrs. W. C. Lyon and Mrs. W. V. Byers 

Second Vice Pres. and Program Com Mrs. W. J. Broadwell 



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Treasurers, Stewardship Committees Mrs. Hubert Warren 

Community Missions Chairmen and Com Mrs. E. P. Sneed 

Mission Study Chairmen and Committees ....Mrs. Carl M. Bishop 

Literature Chairmen and Committees Mrs. C. E. Byrd 

Carver School of Missions and Margaret Fund Mrs. R. L. Costner 

Young- People's Directors and Com Mrs. Flora Pickett 

Y. W. A. Counselors Mrs. J. B. DeLoatche 

G. A. Counselors Mrs. Charles Maddry 

Sunbeam Band Leaders Mrs. Warren Carr 

R. A. Counselors Rev. J. H. Pernell 

12:30 Invocation — Mrs. Wortham Lyon 



(Each individual bring- own sandwiches. Coffee and dessert will be served 
by hostess church) 
1 130 Reports from conference leaders 
2:00 Hymn: "Jesus Calls Us" 

Closing- Meditation — Mrs. Foy J. Farmer 
Prayer 

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES FOR 1953-1954 

Oct. 7 — Divisional Meeting, Carthage (io:oo) 

15 — Leadership Conference, Durham First Church (10:00) 

27 — Yates Baptist Association, Mt. Pisgah 

28 — Yates Baptist Association, Durham Memorial 
Nov. I- 7 — Royal Ambassador Focus Week 

2 — North American Baptist Women's Conclaves-Columbus, Ohio 
9 — Departmental Institute, Braggtown 

Mrs. C. M. Bishop, Mrs. E. P. Sneed, Mrs. H. Warren 
9 — Divisional Royal Ambassador Conclaves 
10-12 — Baptist State Convention, First Church, Greensboro 
30 — WEEK of Prayer for Foreign Missions — 
Dec. 4 — Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 

Jan. 17-22 — W. M. S. Focus Week 

21 — Departmental Institute (Place to be decided) 
Feb. 14-20 — Young Woman's Auxiliary Focus Week 
March i- 5 — Week of Prayer for Home Missions — ^Annie Armstrong Off 

9-1 1 — State W. M. U. Annual Meeting, First Church, Greensboro 
April 23 — Annual Associational Meeting, Grey Stone 
May 9-15 — Girls' Auxiliary Focus Week 

30 — Annual Meeting of W. M. U., St. Louis, Mo. 
June I — Annual Meeting of W. M. U., St. Louis, Mo. 

2- 6 — Southern Baptist Convention, St. Louis, Mo. 
24-25 — Executive Council Meeting, Meredith College 
Heck-Jones Memorial Offering 
State Departmental Institute 
State Camps, dates to be decided 



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— Divisional and Associational Young People's Camps 
July — State Camps 

— Divisional and Associational Young People's Camps 
Aug. — State Camps 

— Ridgecrest W. M. U. Conference (Including B. W. C.) 
8-14 — Sunbeam Band Focus Week 

— Convention-wide Royal Ambassador Congress 
Sept. 12-17 — Season of Prayer and Offering for State Missions 

— Overnight Leadership Institutes. 

YATES ASSOCIATION W. M. U. TREASURER'S REPORT 

Expenses, January i to September 30, 1952: 

Superintendent $ 23.05 

Young People's Work 24.27 

Committee Chm 31 -47 

Secretary-Treasurer 6.30 

Missionary Speakers 24.00 

Hotel Bill for Assoc. Guests 9.10 

Baptist Book Store i3'65 

Divisional Expenses 5.00 

Christan Printing Co. (Programs) 23.85 

Total $160.69 

PROPOSED BUDGET 
FOR 

Oct. I, 1953 to Sept. 30, 1954 

Superintendent $ 35.00 

B. W. C (to $100.00) 50.00 

Divisional (to $100.00) 40.00 

Young People's Work (to $100.00) 50.00 

Mission Study 25.00 

Community Missions 10.00 

Stewardship 10.00 

4 Group Leaders — @ $5.00 each 20.00 

Missionary Speakers 25.00 

Secretary-Treasurer 10.00 

Programs 24.00 

Stationery 30.00 

Miscellaneous 30.00 

Total $350.00 



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Fifth Annual Session 



YATES ASSOCIATION 
TREASURER'S REPORT FOR 1 952-1 953 



W. M. U. 

RECEIPTS 

Brought Forward $ 95.03 

Progress Fund 187.50 

Refund on Books 33-50 

Total $316.03 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Superintendent's expenses, Mrs. HoUeman $ 12.00 

Mrs. Newton and Mrs. Lyon 5.10 

Young People's Work, Mrs. Pickett, Director 16.60 

Mrs. Maddry, G. A. Work 15.56 

Mr. Daugherty, R. A. Work 21.55 

Mission Study, Mrs. J. M. Walker 24-27 

Mrs. Costner, Margaret Fund and Training School 7.1 1 

Mrs. Warren, Stewardship 5.00 

Mrs. Johnson, Historian 4.00 

Secretary supplies 6.18 

Corresponding Secretary, supplies 6.52 

Treasurer, stamps, cards, check book, etc 3.40 

Christian Printing Co., Programs 15-95 

Christian Printing Co., Stationery 29.00 

Carolina Office Supply, envelopes 4.00 

Baptist Book Store, books and Institute supplies 23.60 

W. M. U. Office, Year Books 12.60 

Divisional Expenses 10.00 

Missionary Speaker at Annual Meeting 10.00 

Hotel Bill for Annual Meeting guests 15.66 

Hibberd's Florist, flowers sent Mrs. Holleman 5.00 

Total $253.10 

Total Receipts $316.03 

Total Disbursements 253.10 

Balance brought forward $ 62.93 



Year 1953-54 — We have a budget of $400.00 — an increase of $239.31. 



Yates Baptist Association 



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Our Dead 

Alston Avenue: Charlie Gates. 

Angier Avenue: Mrs. Flora Barbour, Mrs. Corinna Briggs, Mrs. Vinie Car- 
roll, Thurman Christian, Mrs. F. C. Howell, Mrs. Cora Kerr, Owen Kerr, 
Mrs. Rebecca Lynn, Mrs. Annie O'Neal, T. U. Singleton, Mrs. C. E. 
Trippett, Arnold Wilkins. 

Berea: Ray Tingen, Thomas C. Barbee. 

Bethesda: H. M. O'Neal, Sr., A. B. Wilder, Mrs. George Voyles, Mrs. D. H. 
Stallings, Sr. 

Braggtown: Thomas Hill. 

Calvary: Jack Cooke, N. L. Ferrel. 

Cedar Fork: Mrs. Cora Womble, W. R. Warren. 

Cheek Heights: Mrs. S. B. Hall, Mrs. Sarah Cates 

Edgemont: R. F. Bowen, J. A. Eatman, Lee Chamberlain, Ernest Gregory, 
W. H. Bright, C. C. Kelly, R. C. Weatherspoon, D. A. Moore, Sr., Miss 
Mary Louise Mitchell, Mrs. T. M. Bray, R. K. Moore. 

Ephesus: Mrs. Geneverette K. Pope, Mrs. Mary Pendergraph. 

Faith: S. A. Mitchell, B. R. Gay. 

First: Mrs. Dora O'Briant, Mrs. M. V. Lawrence, T. C. Markham, Mrs. 
W. H. Veasey, W. M. Ives, Mrs. J. A. Woodall, Mrs. W. S. Markham, 
Mrs. H. C. Major, A. E. Rigsbee, Mrs. Jones Fuller, R. V. Cooke, Melvin 
Watson, Mrs. H. A. Mason. 

Gorman: Ward Mayton, Charlie Weaver, C. W. Clark. 

Grace: Mrs. J. F. Belvin, R. L. Daniel, H. L. Gardner, S. D. Harrell. 





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Fifth Annual Session 



Our Dead 

Grey Stone: Mrs. G. P. Gates, Mrs. N. B. Bass, Mrs. Lola M. Burke, Mrs. 
Mary Cannon, Mrs. T. W. Gates, Mrs. T. W. Keck, W. Robert Oldham, 
Mrs. J. W. Gates. 

Guess Road: J. B. Hall. 

Holloway Street: Miss Betsy Kay Merritt, J. E. CoUette, Mrs. J. R. Enock. 
Lakewood: Miss Julia Long, Riley Thomas, Mrs. Mary Lou Vickers. 
Lowe's Grove: W. B. Hopson, J. D. Baucom, Mrs. Sallie Brown, Nat Sherron. 
Lystra: Mrs. R. Fred Gole, Mrs. W. S. Blake. 
Mount Gilead: Mrs. Ralph B. Burnett. 

Mount Hermon: Mrs. James Edward Harris, Ed Stanley, J. L. Yeargan. 

Mount Moriah: Miss Nora Pickard, Glarence Mayse, Fred Burrough. 

Olive Ghapel: Mrs. Willia Holland, Mrs. Roy Howard, Mrs. W. R. Branch, 
B. J. Goodwin. 

Temple: J. M. Scott, L. U. Lawrence, J. F. Ferguson, Mrs. G. F. Upchurch, 
Mrs. Jessie Hudgins, Johnnie S. Workman, Mrs. George R. House, Mrs. 
Annie Miller, T. L. Ward, Mrs. Burton Cheatham, J. T. Cooke, Jeter 
H. Wilson. 

Watts Street: H. M. Reams, N. O. Spikes, G. H. Johns. 
Westwood: R. R. Rodwell. 

Yates: Mrs. J. T. Hall, Mrs. Lois Speed, Mrs. John Markham, C. O. Veasey. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS, NOT IN PASTORATES, HOLDING 
MEMBERSHIP IN CHURCHES OF THE YATES 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



(Pastors of churches in the Association and their addresses are listed in 
Table A, Statistics Section.) 



Name 



Church 



Status 



Anderson, Milton 

Blake, 0. M 

Booth, Alex L., Jr. . . 

Byrd, Harry C 

Calloway, T. N 

Collins, Trela D 

Creamer, Boyce 

Dalehite, R. H 

Hockaday, Dennis W 
Kerr, Miss Rachel . . . 
Kirkland, Harold. . . . 
Knott, Lawrence H. . 

McKneely, K. E 

Moody, Lucian 

Parks, Klein E 

Pearson, W. L., Jr. . . 

Pitts, Earle 

Riggs, 0. L 

Sally, Aubrey 

Seagroves, Bobby . . . 

Sears, H. C 

Shacklette, B. M. . . . 
Smith, Charles C. . . . 
Smith, Robert Lee. . . 

Stone, H. W 

Stone, Ted 

Teel, Z. B 

Via, Dan 

Via, Mrs. Dan 

Watkins, H. C 

Wethington, L. E. . . . 

Wicker, Max 

Wilcox, W. G 



611 Holloway St., Durham. . . 

Rt. 5, Durham 

2601 Hillsboro Rd., Durham.. 

Rt. 3, Apex 

Japan 

109 Lavender St., Durham. . . 

Durham 

2112 Block St., Durham 

First Baptist Church, Durham 

1207 Flora St., Durham 

Wake Forest 

Wake Forest 

Rt. 5, Durham 

722 Eva St., Durham 

Veterans Hospital, Durham . . . 
614 Shepherd St., Durham. . . . 

Wake Forest 

1205 N. Mangum St., Durham 

Philadelphia, Pa 

Campbell College 

Rt. 3, Apex 

511 Jackson St., Durham 

114 E. Seeman St., Durham. . 
910 Mangum St., Durham. . . . 
2302 Club Blvd., Durham.... 

Wake Forest 

Fairview Rd., Durham 

Eden Aptmt., Durham 

Eden Aptmt., Durham 

2538 Ross Rd., Durham 

1403 Norton St., Durham 

Box 4351, Duke University. . . 
Bloomfield, N. J 



Holloway Street . . . 

Gorman 

Grey Stone 

Mount Pisgah 

First 

Watts Street 

Mount Moriah. . . . 

Immanuel 

First 

Holloway Street . . . 
Holloway Street . . . 

Grace 

Gorman 

Edgemont 

Temple 

Temple 

Edgemont 

First 

First 

Holloway Street . . . 

Mount Pisgah 

Temple 

First 

Edgemont 

First 

Holloway Street . . . 
Holloway Street. . . 

Braggtown 

Braggtown 

Durham Memorial. 

Watts Street 

Watts Street 

First 



Student 
Student 

Educational Director 

Student 

Missionary 

Retired 

Chaplain 

Retired 

Minister of Education 
Student 
Minister Music 
Student 



Student 
Chaplain 

Educational Director 

Student 

Retired 



Student 
Retired 
Retired 
Retired 

Educational Director 

Retired 

Student 

Retired 

Student 

Organist 

Inactive 

Student 

Student 

Educational Director 



STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 



Name 



Church 



School 



Barrett, Robert K 

Brogden, Bill 

Byrd, Harry 

Chance, Frank M 

Ferrell, Edgar. 

Ferrell, Ernest 

Goss, Roland 

Hamlet, James 

Hogan, Tommy 

Hulin, Charles, III 

Kerr, Rachel 

King, Philip 

Knott, Lawrence H 

McLaurin, Horace 

McCollough, J. Lawrence 

Pickett, W. P 

Roberts, E. T., Jr 

Seagroves, Bobby Van . . . 

Stone, Ted 

Travis, Robert F 

Via, Dan 

Weatherspoon, R. L., Jr.. 



First 

Yates 

Mount Pisgah . . 

Grace 

Yates 

Grey Stone 

Angier Avenue. . 

Berea 

Grey Stone 

Grace 

Holloway Street 

Grey Stone 

Grace 

Angier Avenue . . 

Braggtown 

Angier Avenue. . 

Edgemont 

Holloway Street 
Holloway Street 

Bethesda 

Braggtown 

Edgemont 



Duke University 
Mars Hill College 
Wake Forest College 
Campbell College 
Southeastern Seminary 
Mars Hill College 
Campbell College 
Duke University 
Wake Forest College 
Wake Forest College 
Duke University 
Wake Forest College 
Southeastern Seminary 
Campbell College 
Wake Forest College 
Louisville Seminary 
Wake Forest College 
Wake Forest College 
Wake Forest College 
Louisville Seminary 
Duke University 
Wake Forest College 



EDUCATIONAL DIRECTORS 



Church 



Name 



Angier Avenue 

Durham Memorial 

Edgemont 

First 

Grace 

Grey Stone 

Temple 

Watts Street 

Yates 



Mrs. Roberta Perry . . . 
Mrs. Gordon Chandler 
Robert Lee Smith .... 
Dennis W. Hockaday . 

Miss Ruth Harper 

Alex L. Booth, Jr 

W. L. Pearson, Jr 

Miss Wilma Lovins . . . 
Edgar Ferrell, Jr 



209M Trinity Ave., Durham 
Rt. 6, Durham 
910 Mangum St., Durham 
First Baptist Church, Durham 

(Minister of Education) 
1703 Avondale Dr., Durham 
2601 Hillsboro Rd., Durham 
614 Shepherd St., Durham 
800 Watts St., Durham 
2814 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham 

(Assistant Pastor) 



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TgCATlOK OF THE DURHAM CHURCHES 

ANGIER AVENUE— Angler Avenue at 
Driver 

CHEEK HEIGHTS— Hardee St, (off 
the Oxford highway two miles 
from Durham city limits) 
DURHAM MEMORIAL-Wake Forest Rd^ 
EDGEMDNT—aist Ifein Street. 
FIRST— Cleveland St. at 
Chapel Hill Street. / Ijf \ 

GRACE— Mangum St. & Trinity. J\/ \ \ 
GUSS3 ROAD— 2a2 Ouess Rd. 
HOLLOWAT STREET- Holloway 
St. at Alma Street. i 7^ / / 1 

3MM/lNUEL-4Iill3boro Rd. at /'X/ L 
the Cole Mill Road. 
IAKB700D— 2100 Chapel Hil]. j^, ^ 
Road. 

TEMPLE— West Chapel Hill 
St. at Shepherd. 
WATTS STREET— Watts St. 
at Urban Avenue. 
WEST DURHAM— 2601 Hill- 
sboro Road. 

IITES— 2819 Chapel Hill J 
Road. 

CALVARY— 102 Lynn Rd. 
(off the new Ralei^ 
hi^iway two miles 
ftom city limits) 

WESTWOOD— 2031 
West Club Blvd. , ..^ 
PARKVIEW— Corner / 
Acadia and 
Ellerbee Streets UL 









































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Map of the 
YATES BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 
as of 
November 1, 1953 



THE YATES 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



NORTH CAROLINA 



Sixth Annual Session 

1954 



The Yates 
Baptist Association 

NORTH CAROLINA 

Sixth Annual Session 
1954 



Held with Bells Baptist Church, Chatham County, Tuesday, 
October 26, 1954; Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham County, 
Wednesday, October 27, 1954. 



Next session to be held with Yates Baptist Church, Durham 
County, Tuesday, October 25, 1955; Cedar Fork Baptist Church, 
Durham County, Wednesday, October 26, 1955. 



Table of Contents 



Church Directory : page 

Church Librarians 48 

Choir Directors 49 

Directors of Rehgious Education 46 

Ministers Licensed this Year 47 

Ordained Ministers not in Pastorates 46 

Pianists or Organists 48 

Students for the Ministry 47 

Visual Educational Directors 49 

Constitution 10 

Directory of the Association 3 

Historical Table 50 

Our Beloved Dead 44 

Pastors Registered 9 

Proceedings 15 

Registered Messengers and Visitors 7 

Report Section: 

Baptist Hospital 41 

Bibhcal Recorder 31 

Brotherhood 28 

Budget for 1954-1955 36 

Clerk's Notes 41 

Financial Statement for 1 953-1 954 35 

North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging 32 

Nominating Committee 29 

Officers of Associational Organizations 30 

Place and Preacher Committee 42 

Resolutions Committee 42 

Sunday School Superintendent 40 

Superintendent of Missions 33 

Training Union Director 37 

Vacation Bible School Superintendent 37 

Statistical Tables 51 

W.M.U. Annual Meeting and Reports 22 

Yates Baptist Associational Calendar of Activities 6 



Directory of the Association 
1954-1955 



YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OFFICERS 



Moderator Mr. R. D. Holleman, iiio N. Gregson St., Durham, N. C. 

Vice-Moderator Rev. Charles A. Maddry, 14.05 Arnette Ave., Durham, N. C. 

Clerk Mr. Harrell B. Perry, 209^ W. Trinity Ave., Durham, N. C. 

Treasurer Mr. Z. B. Teel, Jr., 2712 Fairview Rd., Durham, N. C. 

Historian Rev. Charles C. Smith, 114 E. Seeman St., Durham, N. C. 

Auditor Mr. R. A. Cherry, 141 6 Dollar Ave., Durham, N. C. 

Hospital Representative Rev. Robert Costner, 1008 Broad St., Durham, N. C. 



Baptist Home Representative Rev. C. E. Byrd, R.F.D. 3, Apex, N. C. 

Biblical Recorder Representative. .Mr. O. A. Johnson, 2715 E. Geer St., Durham, N. C. 

Orphanage Representative Mr. J. J. Thornton, Glenn School Rd., Durham, N. C. 

Superintendent of Missions. Rev. Hubert S. Mumford, 113 Herbert St., Durham, N. C. 
State General Board Member. . . Rev. C. N. Royal, 301 N. Driver Ave, Durham, N. C. 

THE ASSOCIATIONAL BOARD 

The Associational Board consists of the officers of the Association, the Associational Sunday School Superintendent, the 
Associational Training Union Director, the Associational Woman's Missionary Unior President, the Associational Brother- 
hood President, the chairman of each Standing Committee, the Surerintendent of Missions, each active pastor in the As- 
sociation and two lay members from each member church to be elected by the church. Listed below are the lay members 
elected by the churches: 



Church 


Name 


Address 


Alston Avenue 


Lacy C. Basden 
Dave Long 


Durham 
Durham 


Angier Avenue 


L. P. Seagroves, Jr. 
U. P. McLaurin 


207 S. Driver Ave., Durham 
1109 N. Elizabeth St., Durham 


Berea 


George H. CooLe 


Rt. 3, Durham 


Bethesda 


James C. Crain 
H. E. Linthicum 


Rt. 4, Box 281, Durham 
3835 Angier Ave., Durham 


Braggtown 


Edwin B. Clements 
R. D. Holleman 


Rt. 5, Ryan St., Durham 
1110 N. Gregson St., Durham 


Calvary 


B. J. Griffin 
Paul Holt 


Durham 
Durham 


Cedar Fork 


J. L. Colclough 
C. B. Jenkins 


Rt. 1, Morrisville 
Rt. 1, Morrisville 


Durham Memorial 


Vernon Freeman 
C. H. Morrow 


2715 Wake Forest Rd., Durham 
Junction Rd., Durham 


Ebenezer 


Victor Garrard 
James Harder 


Rt. 1, Hillsboro 
Box 272, Hillsboro 


Edgemont 


0. A. Johnson 
M. T. Mangum 


2715 E. Geer St., Durham 
104 Young Ave., Durham 


Ephesus 


B. W. Clark 
S. M. Green 


Rt. 1, Durham 
Rt. 1, Durham 


First 


B. W. Rogers 
Lester Williams 


206 Swift Ave., Durham 

912 Englewood Ave., Durham 



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Sixth Annual Session 



Church 


Name 


Address 




M. M. Howe 
J. J. Thornton 


2603 Joyner Rd., Durham 
Rt. 5. Box 463, Durham 


Grace 


Cheatham Russell 
W. W. Sprouse 


206 W. Trinity Ave., Durham 
Rt. 5, Box 223, Durham 


Gu6ss I^oad 


J, D. Starkey 


Omar St. Durham 


Holloway Street 


Wayne Nutt 
M. 0. Tyndall 


2716 Ashe St., Durham 
Box 45 Durham 


Lake wood 


William Rowe 
F. E. Ward 


1519 James St. Durham 
1716 James St.', Durham 


Lowe's Grove 


E. E. Ferrell 
S. R. King 


Rt. 3, Durham 
Rt. 3, Durham 


Lystra 


Edwin R. Cheek 


Durham 


Mount Gilead 


Edd Carpenter 


Rt. 1, Pittsboro 


Mount HeriDon 


C. C. Edinger 
E. F." Harris 


Rt. 1, Durham 
Rt. 2, Durham 


Mount Moriah, 


J. M. House 
Harvey Markham 


Rt. 1, Durham 
Rt! I, Durham 


Olive Chapel 


A, H. Ragan 


Rt. 1, New Hill 


Plain View 


G. T. Colclough 
Mrs. G. T. Colclough 


Rt. 6, Box 66A, Durham 
Rt. 6, Box 66A, Durham 


Pleasant Hill 


Mrs. Hal Baldwin 
Mrs. L. A. Copeland 


Rt. 2, Apex 
Rt. 2, Apex 


Rg(1 Mountain 


A. M. Hall, Jr. 
Freddie Til'ley' 


Rt. 2 Bahama 
Timberlake 


Itosc of Sharon 


Jessie W. Evans 
J. L. Scott 


Martin St., Durham 

3150 Rose of Sharon Rd., Durham 


Temple 


Dr. u. K. rerry 


ii<4U liiignin iDi., jjurnam 


Westwood 


D. B. Oakley 
C. H. Poe, Sr. 


Rt. 1, Morreene Dairy Rd., Durham 
1109 Sixth St., Durham 


Yates 


Carl Bishop 
J. M. Franklin 


Rt. 1, Pickett Rd., Durham 
3208 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham 



PAID EMPLOYEES 

The Superintendent of Missions is the only paid employee of the association at the 
present time and his name and address will be found in the Associational Directory. 

COMMITTEES 

Tke Place and Preacher Committee: C. E. Byrd, Chairman (Mt. Pisgah), R.F.D. 
3, Apex, N. C.j E. L. Kincaid (Lakewood) j Mrs. G. A. Foss (Guess Rd.). 

The Finance Committee : Charles A. Maddry, Chairman (Temple), 1405 Arnette Ave., 
Durham, N. C. j Z. B. Teel, Jr., Treasurer (Guess Rd.), 2712 Fairview Rd., Dur- 
ham, N. C.j B. G. Brog-den (Yates) j M. S. Yarborough (Gorman) j R E. Freeman 
(First) . 

The Missions Committee: C. N. Royal, Chairman (Angier Ave.), 301 N. Driver Ave., 

Durham, N. C.j K. U. Bryan (Grace) 5 A. D. Frazier (Bethesda) 5 Mrs. E. E. 

Hilliard (Temple) 5 Dennis Hockaday (First) . 
The Activities Committee: G. Fred Lipe, Chairman (Olive Branch), 804 Second St., 

Durham, N. C.j J. C. Overman (Olive Chapel); Mrs. C. C. Edinger (Mt. 

Hermon) . 



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The Program Committee: H. C. Bradshaw, Chairman (Watts St.), 2017 Wilson St., 

Durham, N. C.j Chess Smith (Guess Rd.) j Mrs. H. W. Pickett, Jr. (Yates). 
The Church Extension Committee: James Pernell, Chairman (Durham Memorial), 2530 

Rochelle St., Durham, N. C. ; Jethro Broadwell (First) ; U, P. McLaurin (Angier 

Ave.) 5 Gerald Naylor (Cedar Fork); H. E. Cherry (Rose of Sharon). 
The Evangelism Committee: Robert Costner, Chairman, 1008 Broad St., Durham, 

N. C.j Jack Wilder (Holloway St.); James Taylor (Plain View); E. L. Phillips 

(Bragg-town) ; William Pearson (Berea) . 
The Ordinations Committee: J. Marshall Walker, Chairman (Braggtown), 2105 Rox- 

boro Rd., Durham, N. C; Everette Weatherspoon (Temple); Willis Bennett 

(Olive Chapel). 

The Music Committee: Mrs. Roy Lewis, Chairman (Grey Stone), 720 Fifteenth St., 

Durham, N. C; Harold Kirkland (Holloway St.) ; Mrs. J. R. Joyner (Calvary). 
The Good Government Committee: Francis Walker, Chairman (Westwood), 2014 

Wilson St., Durham, N. C. ; B. E. Morris (Grey Stone) ; W. W. Green (Edgemont) ; 

Stewart Green (Ephesus) ; Max Lennens (Lystra) . 
The Fellowshif Committee: H. B. Anderson, Chairman (Grace), 1104 N. Mangum St., 

Durham, N. C; Mrs. C. D. Faucette (Watts St.); Spurgeon Boyce (First); Z. B. 

Teel (Guess Rd.) ; Earl Anderson (Cheek Heights). 
The Radio and Television Committee: E. T. Rollins, Jr., Chairman (First), 11 01 

N. Mangum Street, Durham, N. C; Robert Williams (Yates); Floyd Fletcher 

(Watts) . 

The Constitution Committee: Warren Carr, Chairman (Watts Street), 1024 Urban 
Avenue, Durham, N. C; H. A. Basden (Alston Avenue); Leo Bridgers (Mount 
Moriah) . 

The Resolutions Committee: Richard King, Chairman (Lowe's Grove), Route No. 3, 
Durham, N. C. ; Mrs. George T. Watkins, Jr. (Grace) ; David Poe (Bells) . 

The nominating Committee: James Pollard, Chairman (Cheek Heights), 826 Hardee 
Street, Durham, N. C. ; Walton Byers (Grey Stone) ; Robert Dorr (Lowe's Grove) . 

The Trustees: Downey Booth, Chairman (Bethesda), 1427 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, 
N. C; J. Edwin Booth (Mount Pisgah) ; Stewart Rigsbee (Lakewood). 

ASSOGIATIONAL AUXILIARIES 

Sunday School Superintendent, Rev. Alex L. Booth, Jr., 718 Fifteenth St., Durham, N. C. 
Training Union Director, Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Fayetteville Rd., Durham, N. C. 
Woman's Missionary Union Superintendent 

Mrs. E. T. Newton, 1515 Hermitage Ct., Durham, N. C. 
Brotherhood President Dr. D. R. Perry, 1120 Eighth St., Durham, N. C. 



Yates Baptist Associational Calendar 
of Activities 



November 23 : Meeting of pastors and census committees of churches; Harvey's. 
November 23 : Associational Missions Night — Dr. M. Ray McKay, speaker — First. 
November 30: Associational Brotherhood Clinic — Temple. 
December 7 : "M" Night — Grace. 

January 1 1 : Associational Brotherhood — Rose of Sharon. 
January 1 8 : Associational Sunday School Night — Calvary. 
February i : Meeting of pastors, census committee and census takers. 
February 6-13: Taking of Census. 

February 22 : Associational Missions Night — Durham Memorial. 

February 26-27: Clinics for Personal Soul-Winning. 

March 8 : Women's Associational Rallies for Evangelistic Crusade, 

March 22: Associational Training Union Tournament. 

March 21, 24, 25: Cottage Prayer Meetings. 

March 26: Youth Rally sponsored by Associational Training Union — Holloway St. 

April 1 2 : Associational Brotherhood Meeting — Harvey's. 

April 14: Annual Associational W. M. U. Meeting — Olive Chapel. 

April 19: Associational S. S. Night — Westwood. 

May 1 7 : Associational Missions Night — Mount Moriah. 

June 14: Christian Vocational Guidance Clinic — Watts St. 

June 21 : Associational Training Union Picnic — Olive Chapel. 
' July 1 2 : Associational Brotherhood — Ephesus. 

July 19: Associational Sunday School Night — Lakewood. 
.August 23: Youth Rally sponsored by W. M. U. — First. 

September 20: Associational Missions Night — Guess Rd. 

October 1 1 : Associational Brotherhood — Harvey's. 

October 1 8 : Associational Training Union Clinic — Grey Stone. 

November 22: Associational Sunday School Clinic — Angier Ave. 

December 6: "M" Night — Yates. I 



Enrollment of Messengers 



Alston Avenue: Mrs. John Hamm, Miss Bessie Mann, Mrs. W. A. O'Neal. 

Angler Avenue: Mrs. Foy Crabtree, Mrs. Dora Keith, Mrs. I. B. Fonville, W. B. 

Fonville, Mrs. W. B. Fonville, Leo C. High, Mrs. Leo C. High, U. P. McLaurin, 

Mrs. L. R. Overman, Mrs. Harrell B. Perry. 
Bells: Mrs J. T. Fearrington, Mrs. Alta Goodwin, F. M. HoUeman, Mrs. Ruth 

Horton, Mrs. Sallie Horton, Earl Parker. 
Berea: Mrs. Harold S. Atkins, J. F. Parrish, Mrs. J. F. Parrish, Mrs. L. C. Sears. 
Bethesda: Mrs. J. L. Carlton, Mrs A. D. Frazier, H. E. Linthicum, Mrs. L. G. Strick- 
land, Lunsford Williams. 
Braggtovm: R. C. Berry, Ralph R. Cooke, Mrs. E. T. Mangum, Sr., Cecil Riddle, 

Mrs. H. C. Tilley, Mrs. W. J. Young. 
Calvary: Mrs William T. Holder, Mrs. J. R. Joyner, Mrs. Calvin Speagle, Mrs. 

E. T. Tatum, Mrs. Coy Watson. 
Cedar Fork: Mrs. Ernest King, Mrs. H. L. Page, F. H. Page, Mrs. F. H. Page, 

N. R. Shipp, Mrs. N. R. Shipp 
Cheek Heights: Mrs J. E. Capps, Mrs. Addie H. Green, Mrs. Vance Seals, Mrs. Zeb 

V. Starnes. 

Durham Memorial: Mrs. W. E. Andrews, Mrs. Jessie Ausley, Mrs. A. H. Baker, Mrs. 

Lennie A. Lee, Mrs. J. W. Warren, Mrs. Katherine Whicker. 
Ebenezer: Mrs John H. Ball, Mrs. R. E. Scarlett. 

Edgemont: Virginia Bell Hall, Mrs. A. F. Harris, O. A. Johnson, Mrs. E. S. Pearce, 

A. D. Spain, Mrs. A. D. Spain. 
Efhesus: Mrs. B. W. Clark, Mrs. G. C. King, Mrs. M. Kenneth Wilson. 
Faith: James L. Clayton, Mrs. W. E. Dyer, Mrs. H. P. Roberts, Mrs. Burnice A. Smith. 
First: H. L. Ferguson, Mrs. H. L. Ferguson, E. R. Green, R. T. Howerton, Mrs. R. T. 

Howerton, John T. Laverty, Mrs. E. T. Newton, Sr., B. W. Rogers, Charles C. 

Smith. 

Gorman: Mrs. M. M. Howe, Mrs. O. C. McKinnie, Mrs. J. G. Nichols. 

Grace: Mrs. H. B. Anderson, Mrs. A. C. Brantley, K. U. Bryan, Ruth Harper, Mrs. 

V. C. Jones, Mrs. G. T. Keene, Mrs. Margaret C. Long, George Owen, Valerie 

Wallace, Mrs. George T. Newton, Jr. 
Grey Stone: Alex Booth, Jr., H. M. Ferrell, Louise Garrard. 

Guess Road: W. T. Couch, Mrs. J. Clyde Dodson, George A. Foss, Mrs. G. A. Foss, 
Georgia Newton. 

Holloivay Street: Mrs. C. P. Fogleman, M. F. Johnson, Mrs. M. F. Johnson, Mrs. 

H. S. Mumford, Mrs. H. H. West, Mrs. Jack Wilder 
Immanuel: Mrs. C. L. Livingstone, Mrs. Irving Porterfield, Mrs. Henry Watkins. 
Lakeivood: Mrs. J. C. Myrick, Mrs. J. W. Thompson, Mrs. F. A. Ward, Mrs. F. E. 

Ward. 

Lowers Grove: Nannie Mae Herndon, Robert E. Hurst, Mrs. R. E. Hurst, Jr., S. R. 

King, Mrs. S. R. King. 
Lystra: Mrs. James L. Carson, Mrs. Harrison Hunt, Mrs. T. M. Linnens, Mrs. Floy 

Oldham, Mrs. Ida Rigsbee, Ralph Rigsbee. 



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Mount Gilead: Mrs. Pauline Arthurs, Mrs. Robert E. Hatley, J. B. Ward, Mrs. J. B. 

Ward, Mrs. Henry Webster. 
Mount Hermon: Mrs. Dewey Clayton, Mrs. G. D. Couch, Mrs. O. A. Couch. 
Mount Moriah: Mrs. Clyde Carroll, Sr., Mrs. H. P. Carroll, Mrs. Will Carroll, Mrs. 

H. W. Crabtree, Mrs. Jim Crabtree, J. M. House, Mrs. Cornelia Perry. 
Mount Pisgah: Mrs. C. E. Byrd, E. J. Daniel, Mrs. E. J. Daniel, Clyde Farrell, Mrs. 

Clyde Farrell, Mrs. U. A. Smith. 
Olhe Chafel: Mrs. H. O. Kelly, Mrs. Roy Poole, H. H. Ragan. 

Park View: E. C. Baker, Mrs. E. C. Baker, Mrs. L. B. Boney, Mrs. Noah Brown, Mrs. 

E. L. Kersey. 
Plainvieiv: Mrs. Gordon Copland. 

Pleasant Hill: Mrs. Pauline Arthurs, Mrs. Nina Copeland, Mrs. B. W. Thomas. 
Red Mountain: Mrs. U. H. Blalock. 

Roherson's Grove: Mrs. Fred Clark, Laura Ferrell, Nellie Powell, Mrs. Ervin Rober- 
son. 

Rose of Sharon: Mrs. Sophie Earp, John L. Scott, Mrs. William C. Scott, Mrs. Worth 
Sorrell. 

Temfle: W. R. O'Briant, D. R. Perry. 

Watts Street: J. M. Cherry, Mrs. J. M. Cherry, J. C. Huttle, Mrs. Lillie A. Jones, Mrs. 

W. C. Lyon, Sr., Mrs. A. F. Nicholson, V. A. Parks, Jr., W. E. Stanley. 
West^vood: Mrs. R. L. Garrard, Mrs. Ruth Jones, C. H. Poe, Sr,, Mrs. C. H. Poe, Sr. 
Yates: O. W. Bowling, Mrs. O. W. Bowling, J. M. Franklin, Mrs. J. M. Franklin, 

Mrs. B. Ray Olive, Mrs. H. W. Pickett, Mrs. C. F. Smith. 

VISITORS 

C. W. Alford, Mrs. Hubert C. Atwater, Mrs. J. W. Atwater, Mrs. B. D. Ashlin, 
Mrs. E. C. Baker, Mrs. Anna Barbee, Mrs. A. Odell Barbee, Mrs. O. A. Barbee, 
Everett Barnard, Mrs. Willis Bennett, W. P. Biggerstaff, Charles Bland, Mrs. Charles 
Bland, Rev. L. B. Boney, Celeste C. Bryan, Mrs. H. U. Byrd, Mrs, J. R. Byrd, Mrs. 
Paul Byrd, Mrs. Billy Butler, J. C. Canipe, Mrs. Warren Carr, Mrs. J. N. Cheek, 
George D. Clayton, Mrs. Jessie Cochran, Trela D. Collins, Mrs. Elizabeth Colclough, 
E. N. Cooke, Mrs. Margaret Cooke, Mrs. C. O. Couch, Mrs. Fallie B. Council, Mrs. 
Hal Council, Mrs. H. W. Crabtree, J. C. Crabtree, Mrs. J. C. Crabtree, William 
Crutchfield, Mrs. L. S. Duncan, Phil L. Elliott, Mrs. Hattie H. Ellis, Mrs. George 
Farrar, Mrs. Charles Faucette, J. P. Fearrington, Mrs. Ray Fearrington, Mrs. C. F. 
Ferrell, Mrs. Homer J. Freeman, Mrs. Henry Garrett, Mrs. David Garrett, Mrs. 
Lucy Gaster, Mrs. W. A. Godwin, Mrs. R. F. Gooch, 

Mrs. Ada Goodwin, Mrs. Clarence Goodwin, O. B. Graham, Marse Grant, Mrs. 
Bernard Green, Mrs. C. S. Green, Mrs. E. R. Green, L G. Greer, J. T. Hall, Miss 
Willie Hall, Mrs. W. T. Harris, Mrs. John Harward, Mrs. Pittman Harward, Mrs. 
C. T. Haywood, Mrs. T. E. Herndon, Mrs. W. F. Herndon, Mrs. C. A. Herrin, Jr., 
Miss Betty J. Hill, Mrs. Howard Hodnett, Mrs. William T. Holder, Mrs. H. O. 
Holland, Mrs. F. M. Holleman, Lila Horton, Mrs. Rufus Horton, T. E. Horton, H. F. 
Howard, Mrs. W. T. Hunt, Mrs. J. C. Hutchins, Mrs. A. E. Johnson, Mrs. E. Clyde 
Johnson, Mrs. Paul Jones, Miss Mary Pat Kent, Sexton Lawrence, Mrs. Roy Lewis, 
Ruth B. Lewis, Nancy Linnens, Miss Wilma Lovins, Mrs. Ernest Lowe, Mrs. James 
Loyd, Mrs. W. A. Lutz, Mrs. W. B. Markham, Mrs. Ned May, Mrs. B. E. Morris, 
John A. Moore, Mrs. John A. Moore, Mrs. T. L. McFarland, Mrs. W. R. O'Briant, 
B. Ray Olive, Mrs. F. A. Page, H. L. Page, Mrs. J. A. Parker. 



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Norma Jean Parker, Mrs. E. S. Parrish, Jr., Mrs. E. S. Pearce, Mrs. James L. 
Pollard, Mrs. E. C. Powell, Mrs. Winnie Pulley, Lydia Ragan, Mrs. J. L. Ramsey, 
Mrs. H. M. Reams, O. L. Riggs, Mrs. B. P. Roberts, Sr., Mrs, Lenna Sanders, Mrs. 
Ve Lora Scott, Mrs. H. C. Sears, Mrs. R. W. Seymour, J H. Shipp, Mrs. J. H. Shipp, 
D. H. Stallings, Sr., Mrs. R. L. Stone, Bessie Strange, Mrs. Olive Strayhorn, Mrs. W. 
G. Tate, Z. B. Teel, Mrs. Z. B. Teel, Mrs. G. N. Thomas, Mrs. E. G. Tilley, Mrs. 

D. C. Upchurch, Rev. Hugh Upchurch, Mrs. H. C. Upchurch,. Mrs. W. M. Upchurch, 
Mrs. James W. Vaughan, Mrs. P. H. Walton, Mrs. E. M. Watkins, Mrs. Tom West- 
moreland, Mrs. G. B. Wheless, Alice Wilkins, Mrs. J. A. Williams, Mrs. Waldo 
Woodcock, Mrs. G. T. Yates, Jr., R. K. Young. 

PASTORS REGISTERED 

H. B. Anderson, J. T. Ashley, H. A. Basden, Willis Bennett, Leo T. Bridgers, 
C. E. Byrd, Warren Carr, Hugh E. Cherry, Robert L. Costner, Robert W. Dorr, 
Victor S. Dowd, T. W. Estes, C. C. Edinger, A. D. Frazier, Dennis W. Hockaday, 

E. L. Kincaid, T. M. Linnens, G. F. Lipe, Charles Maddry, B. E Morris, Lowe A. 
Norman, Jr., W. L. Pearson, Jr., James H. Pernell, David Poe, James L, Pollard, 
C. N. Royal, Charles F. Smith, W. Chess Smith HI, James S. Taylor, Jack Wilder, 
M. Kenneth Wilson. 



Constitution 



Name 

Article i. This body shall be known as the Yates Baptist Association of North 
Carolina. 

Membership 

Article 2. The Association shall be composed of Baptist churches in Durham 
County and adjacent territory which are now members, and any other Baptist churches 
that hereafter may be admitted as herein provided. 

Article 3. Each church shall be represented at the annual meeting of the 
Association and at any special meetings during the year by messengers who shall 
be duly certified, and in the following ratio: 

(1) Three for the first hundred members or fraction thereof and one for each 
additional hundred or fraction thereof, provided that the total number of 
messengers shall not exceed ten. 

(2) All pastors of churches of the Association shall be recognized as messengers, 
in addition to those specified above. 

Article 4. Churches seeking admission into the Association shall apply to the 
Church Extension Committee prior to the annual meeting of the Association, giving 
evidence of their faith and order, and their agreement to be received under the watch- 
care of the Association for a period of one year. It is understood that during this 
period such church or churches shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the 
Association except that of voting. Upon recommendation of the committee and the 
approval of the Association by a two-thirds majority of the members present and 
voting, the church or churches shall be received under the watch-care of the Associa- 
tion. At the conclusion of the period of watch-care the church or churches shall 
become members in regular standing upon a final vote of approval by the Association. 

Article 5. The Association shall have power, upon giving notice of nine months 
and by two-thirds majority vote of messengers present and voting, to withdraw fellow- 
ship from any church that shall willfully depart from orthodox principles of the 
Christian religion as taught in the Bible and as believed by Baptists, or that fails to 
represent itself either by messenger or by letter at the annual session of the Association 
without sufiicient reason, or that fails to support causes fostered by the denomination 
at large and of this Association in particular, or that ceases to be missionary in practice. 

Article 6. Any church may withdraw from the Association at its pleasure. 

Purpose 

Article 7. The purpose of the Association shall be to devise, recommend, and 
promote measures for increasing the harmony and spiritual power of the member 
churches, to assist in developing and directing their energies, resources and gifts in 
advancing the Redeemer's Kingdom, and to cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist 
Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention in all religious, educational, mission, 
Sunday School, Training Union, Brotherhood, Woman's Missionary Union Auxiliary, 
and other work fostered by said conventions. 



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Powers and Prerogatives 

Article 8. The Association, when convened in meeting, shall sit as advisory 
council, and shall have no power to infringe on any of the internal rights of the 
churches; it may advise with the member churches and recommend measures of useful- 
ness for their adoption, and may claim for itself, its objects and recommendation the 
highest consideration. 

Annual Reports of the Churches 

Article 9. Each member church shall send annually to the Association a report 
on the Associational Letter which is provided. Said report should reach the Asso- 
ciational Clerk at least ten days prior to the annual meeting. 

Meetings 

Article 10. The Association shall convene annually on Tuesday and Wednesday 
after the fourth Sunday in October, and may meet with different churches on the two 
successive days. 

Article ii. The time of the annual meeting may be changed, or special meet- 
ings called, by the Associational board upon two weeks' notice to the member churches. 

Fiscal Year 

Article 12. The fiscal year of the Association shall begin on October first and 
end on September thirtieth of each year. 

Officers and Their Duties 

Article 13. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, Auditor, Historian, and such others as may be authorized by the 
Association. 

Article 14. All officers shall be members of churches affiliated with the Asso- 
ciation. 

Article 15. The officers shall be elected at the first session of the annual meeting 
of the association, and these shall assume their duties at the close of the annual meet- 
ing during which they are elected and continue until their successors are elected and 
installed, unless removed for cause. Any officer may be elected to succeed himself, 
except the Moderator who may not serve more than two years in succession. 

Article 16. The Moderator shall preside over the annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion and begin each session punctually. He shall appoint such committees as may be 
authorized by the Constitution, or by the Association, enforce the rules, preserve order, 
and exercise all prerogatives of a presiding officer according to parliamentary usage, 
and serve as Chairman of the Associational Board, and ex-officio member of all standing 
committees. 

Article 17. The Vice-Moderator shall discharge the duties of the Moderator in 
his absence. 

Article 18. The Clerk shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Association, 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Minutes, keep on file the printed Minutes 
and other important papers of the Association, and shall serve as Secretary of the 
Associational Board. For his services the Clerk shall be paid the sum of $100.00 
annually. 

Article 19. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys contributed to the Association, 
and shall make disbursements as authorized by the Association and /or the Associational 



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Board, and shall make monthly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report 
to the Association. 

Article 20. The Auditor shall audit the Treasurer's records and attest his annual 
report to the Association. 

Article 21. The Historian shall collect facts of interest' to the Association and the 
member churches, and shall make a report to each annual meeting of the Association. 

Associational Board 

Article 22. The Associational Board shall consist of the officers of the Association, 
the Associational Sunday School Superintendent, the Associational Training Union 
Director, the Associational W. M. U. President, the Associational Brotherhood Presi- 
dent, the chairman of each Standing Committee, the Superintendent of Missions, each 
active pastor in the Association, and two lay members from each member church to be 
elected by the church. The names of the lay members shall be duly certified by notify- 
ing the Associational Clerk. 

Article 23. The Associational Board shall act for the Association in the interim 
between the annual sessions. It shall carry out the policies and will of the Association 
as so expressed. It shall meet as often as it may elect for the effectual performance of 
its duties. It shall have power to fill vacancies among the officers and committees of the 
Association and on the Associational Board that may occur during the year. It shall 
make a full and complete report of its work at each annual meeting of the Association, 
The Associational Board shall have an executive committee composed of the Moderator, 
Vice-Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, the heads of the Associational Sunday School, 
Training Union, W. M. U., and Brotherhood, chairmen of all Standing Committees, 
and the Associational Superintendent of Missions. This committee shall perform such 
services as the Board directs. 

Committees and Their Duties 

Article 24. The Moderator shall appoint at a meeting of the Associational Board 
prior to the annual meeting of the Association a Committee on Committees, consisting 
of not less than five members, whose duty it shall be to offer nominations to the Asso- 
ciation for the members of all standing committees herein provided. 

Article 25. The Association shall have the Standing Committees listed below, 
along with any other committees authorized by the Association or the Associational 
Board. These committees shall begin their duties at the close of the annual meeting, 
and shall make reports of their work to the Associational Board or to the Association. 
Members of the committees shall be selected from the membership of churches belonging 
to the Association and are subject to reelection provided that In no case any person 
shall serve on the same committee longer than three years in succession. The Moderator 
and Superintendent of Missions shall be considered ex-officio members of all Standmg 
Committees. 

(1) The Place and Preacher Committee shall be composed of three members, whose 
duty it shall be to receive or solicit invitations for the place of meeting of the annual 
session for the following year, and to recommend to the Association in annual session, 
a place or places of meeting, along with a preacher and alternate for the sermon, for 
the following year. 

(2) The Finance Committee shall be composed of five members, one of whom 
shall be the Treasurer. This committee shall present a proposed annual budget to each 
regular session of the Association, and shall devise plans for raising the budget. 



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(3) The Missions Committee shall be composed of five members, whose duty it shall 
be to employ, with the approval of the Associational Board or of the Association, a 
Superintendent of Missions} and to exercise general supervision of his work. 

(4) The Activities Committee shall be composed of three members with the Associa- 
tional Sunday School Superintendent, the Associational Training Union Director, the 
Associational W.M.U. President, the Associational Brotherhood President, and the 
President of the Ministers' Conference, serving as advisory members. It shall be the 
duty of this committee to plan and recommend to the annual session of the association 
a program of activities for the coming year. 

(5) The Program Committee shall be composed of three members, whose duty it 
shall be to arrange the program for the annual meeting of the Association. 

(6) The Church Extension Committee shall be composed of five members, whose 
duty it shall be to ascertain the need for new churches within the boundaries of the 
Association, to recommend to the Association or to the Associational Board the location 
of sites and the purchasing of lots for such churches, and to assist the organizing of such 
churches as might be authorized. It shall be the duty of this committee to study the 
applications of churches seeking admission into the Association and make recommenda- 
tions regarding the same. 

(7) The Evangelism Committee shall be composed of five members who shall co- 
operate with the State Chairman of Evangelism in the promotion of approved evangelis- 
tic efforts within the Association. It shall encourage evangelism in the churches, 
especially where the need is apparent, and shall help provide evangelistic services in 
unchurched areas within the boundaries of the Association. 

(s) The Ordinations Committee shall be composed of three members who shall 
act in an advisory capacity for churches or for ministerial students seeking assistance. 
The committee shall assist any church which desires its service in examination of candi- 
dates for the ministry and shall help arrange, where necessary, proper services of ordi- 
nation. Churches should be encouraged to use this committee, to examine candidates as 
a general rule only after their call to some specific work, and to refrain from announc- 
ing the date for ordination until after the approval of the candidate. 

(9) The Music Committee shall be composed of three members who shall cooperate 
with the Music Department of the State Convention and shall assist in any music 
program approved by the Association. 

(10) The Good Government Committee shall be composed of five members who 
shall devise means for the Association to cooperate with the State and County units 
of the Citizens' Committee for Good Government, and to work toward improvement 
of civic righteousness. 

(11) The Fellowshi-p Committee shall be composed of five members and shall serve 
in an advisory capacity only, but shall be available to assist any church where the 
fellowship is endangered, making such recommendations as seem advisable both to the 
church and to the Association. 

(12) The Radio and Television Committee shall be composed of three members 
and shall work with local stations in the securing of time and promotion of the 
Baptist Hour and other programs of religious and denominational interest. 

(13) The Constitution Committee shall be composed of three members who shall 
study and recommend changes in the Constitution and bring reports as necessary to the 
Association. 



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(14) The Resolutions Committee shall be composed of three members and shall 
review all resolutions referred to it by the Association or the Associational Board, and 
report suitable resolutions at the annual meeting. 

(15) The 'Nominating Committee shall be composed of three members whose duties 
shall be to present nominations to the Association for all officers authorized herein or 
by the Association, and shall present nominations to the Associational Board to fill any 
vacancy which may occur during the year. 

(16) The Trustees shall be three in number and shall be the representatives of the 
Association in legal matters, and shall perform such duties as the Association or the 
Associational Board may prescribe. 

Rules of Order 

Article 26. The following rules shall govern deliberations in the meetings of the 
Association and Associational Board : 

(1) The official transaction of business in all regular meetings of the Association and 
Associational Board shall be by the affirmative majority vote of members present and 
voting, except in matters relating to the Constitution, or withdrawing fellowship from 
any member church, and of receiving churches into the Association. In call meetings 
of the Association or of the Associational Board, a number equal to the majority of the 
membership of the Associational Board and representing a majority of the member 
churches shall be necessary to constitute a quorum. 

(2) A messenger wishing to speak shall rise and address the presiding officer. He 
shall confine himself strictly to the question under consideration and shall avoid all 
personalities. No messenger shall speak more than twice on the same subject without 
special permission. 

(3) All motions seconded shall be definitely stated by the presiding officer, or at his 
request, read by the Clerk before the vote is taken. 

(4) When a question is under discussion no other motion or proposition shall be 
received except a motion to adjourn, lay on the table, to amend, to commit, to postpone 
to a definite time, when several motions shall have preference in the order in which 
they come. 

(5) The general business of the Association shall be recommended by the Program 
Committee as soon as possible during the first session of the Association. When adopted 
this report shall become the order of business for the members and cannot be changed 
except by vote of the Association. 

(6) All questions of order not herein provided for shall be decided by rules of some 
recognized "Parliamentary Practice," preferably Kerfoot's. 

Adoption 

Article 27. This Constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption 
and shall supercede any and all Constitutions previously adopted. 

Revision 

Article 28. This Constitution may be revised at any annual session of the Asso- 
ciation upon affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting, pro- 
vided the proposed revision shall have been presented in writing to the Associational 
Board prior to the annual meeting, or presented to the Association on the first day 
of the annual meeting, with the approval vote being taken on the second day. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October 26 and 27, 1954 

FIRST day's session WITH 

Bells Baptist Church, Chatham County 

SECOND day's session WITH 

Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham County 



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1954 
Bells Baptist Church 

Morning Session 

1. On Tuesday, October 26, 1954, at 9:30 A.M., the Yates Baptist 
Association was called into its sixth annual session by Robert D. HoUeman, 
Moderator. 

2. The congregation joined in singing "Praise Him, Praise Him" led 
by Mrs. Barbara M. Lewis, with Mrs. Waldo Woodcock, accompanist. 

3. A welcome to Bells Baptist Church was extended by Rev. O. David 
Poe, host pastor. 

4. Scripture and prayer were led by Rev. O. David Poe. 

5. Rev. H. B. Anderson moved that the messengers present be duly 
elected as delegates to the Association Meeting. Seconded by Rev. C. N. 
Royal, and approved. 

6. Rev. C. N. Royal, chairman of program committee, moved that the 
printed program in hand be the program of the days. Seconded by Rev. 
Leo T. Bridgers, and approved. 



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PROGRAM 
Bells Baptist Church 
FIRST DAY— TUESDAY MORNING 

9:00 Reg^istration 

9:30 Congregational Sing-ing- 

9:40 Scripture and Prayer Rev, David Poe 

9:50 Enrollment of Messengers 
9:55 Report of Program Committee 
10:00 Introduction of New Pastors, Education and 

Music Directors and Visitors Rev. C. E. Byrd 

10:10 Brotherhood Rev. Horace Easom 

10:40 Report of Nominating Committee and Election of the 

Associational Board 
10:45 Miscellaneous Business 

10:50 State Missions M. A. Huggins 

11:45 Special Music Mrs. Barbara M. Lewis 

11:50 Annual Associational Sermon Rev. Jack Wilder 

(Alternate — Rev. William Bennett) 

12:30 Benediction 

FIRST DAY— TUESDAY AFTERNOON 
1:30 Music and Special Music 

1 :40 Scripture and Prayer Rev. A. D. Frazier 

1 :45 Report of Treasurer and Budget Committee 

1:50 Associational Missions Report Rev. Hubert S. Mumford 

2:10 Report on Christian Literature Dr. L. L. Carpenter 

2:25 Report of the Woman's Missionary Union Mrs. E. T, Newton 

2:45 Report of the Sunday School Rev. Alex Booth 

3:10 Report of Vacation Bible School Mrs. Harrell Perry 

3:15 Allied Church League R. M. Hauss 

3:30 Benediction 

Watts Street Baptist Church 
SECOND DAY— WEDNESDAY MORNING 
9:00 Congregational Singing and Special Music 

9:10 Scripture and Prayer Rev. Chess Smith 

9:20 Report of the Baptist Training Union Miss Nannie Mae Herndon 

9:35 Evangelism Dr. J. C. Canipe 

10:05 Report of North Carolina Baptist Homes Rev. J. M. Hayes 

10:20 Report of N. C. Baptist Hospital Dr. Kenneth Pepper 

10:35 Report of North Carolina Baptist Orphanage Dr. W. C. Reed 

1 1 :oo Special Music 



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1 1 :o5 Miscellaneous Business 

11:15 Digest of Church Letters Harrell Perry 

1 1 :2o Special Music 

11:25 Report on Social Service . . .Dr. I. G. Greer 

12:00 Benediction 

SECOND DAY— WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 
1:15 Music and Special Music 

1:25 Scripture and Prayer C. W. Alford 

1:35 Relief and Annuity Report H. B. Anderson 

1 :5o Report of Committees 
2 :oo Miscellaneous Business 

2:10 Report of Historian C. C. Smith 

2:20 Christian Education P. L. Elliott 

2:50 Special Music 

2:55 Inspirational Address M. Ray McKay 

3:30 Benediction 



7. The assembly sang "He Leadeth Me" led by Mrs. Lewis and 
accompanied by Mrs. Woodcock. 

8. The mimeographed booklets of "Advance Reports" were distributed. 

9. Victor Dowd — Gorman, A. D. Frazier — Bethesda, and Kenneth 
Wilson — Ephesus were recognized as new pastors in the association and 
Mrs. Waldo Woodcock as the new organist at Grey Stone. All visitors 
were recognized and welcomed also. 

10. Dr. D. R. Perry, president of the Durham Men's Brotherhood, pre- 
sented Rev. Horace Easom. 

11. Rev. Horace Easom, Secretary of N. C. Brotherhood, gave an oral 
report of the Brotherhood on a state-wide basis and read Romans 12:1-2; 
and dehvered an inspirational message with this four point outline: "(i) 
Meaning of Brotherhood, (2) History of Brotherhood, (3) Challenge of 
Brotherhood and (4) Purpose of Brotherhood." 

12. Led by Mrs. Lewis and accompanied by Mrs. Woodcock in sing- 
ing: "All the Way My Savior Leads Me." 

13- The report of the nominating committee was presented by Rev. 
Leo T. Bridgers, chairman. Rev. H. B. Anderson presided and the new 
associational officers were elected. 

14. Rev. J. H. Pernell moved the adoption of the nominating com- 
mittees report of Officers of Associational Organizations. Seconded by Rev. 
J. L. Pollard and approved. 



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15. The Moderator announced the following appointed committees: 
Committee on Committees: Dr. Willis Bennett, Chairman, Rev. H. B. 
Anderson, Dr. D. R. Perry, Rev. Warren Carr, Rev. J. L. Pollard; 
Time, Place and Preacher: Rev. G. Fred Lipe, Chairman, Rev. E. Lamar 
Kincaid, C. H. Collie; Resolutions: Rev. James S. Taylor, Chairman, Rev. 
Dennis Hockaday, Mrs. W. C. Jones. 

16. Dr. Willis Bennett read the new^ proposed constitution and then 
moved its adoption. Seconded by Dr. D. R. Perry and approved by a 
unanimous vote. 

17. Rev. H. B. Anderson introduced Dr. M. A. Huggins, the next 
speaker. 

18. Dr. M. A. Huggins, Executive Secretary of the Baptist State Con- 
vention, brought a very informative and inspirational message on "State 
Missions and the Total Baptist Program." 

19. Solo by Mrs. Barbara Lew^is, with Mrs. Waldo Woodcock accom- 
panist, entitled "How Beautiful Upon the Mountains" by Harker. 

20. Rev. Jack Wilder, pastor of Holloway Street Baptist Church, de- 
livered the sermon for the day. His scripture was Matt. 28:18-20 and 
Acts 13:1-5 and the topic was "Missionary Baptists and the Great Com- 
mission." After a soul stirring message he dismissed us with prayer. 

21. An excellent and most abundant lunch was served. 

Afternoon Session 
October 26, 1954 

22. Hymns: "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus" and "Standing on the 
Promises" were sung by the congregation, led by Mrs. Barbara Lewis, with 
Mrs. Waldo Woodcock, acompanist. 

23. Scripture and prayer were led by Rev. A. D. Frazier, Bethesda. 

24. Mr. O. A. Johnson, Edgemont, gave the report of the Biblical 
Recorder and other Baptist Literature and introduced Dr. L. L. Carpenter. 

25. Dr. L. L. Carpenter, Editor and Business Manager of the Biblical 
Recorder^ gave an informative report on Southern Baptist Literature. 

26. Rev. and Mrs. Charles Smith of Yates, acompanied by Mrs. Waldo 
Woodcock, sang a duet, "Precious Hiding Place" by Wendell P. Lovelace. 

27. Rev. J. M. Hayes, Superintendent of the N. C. Baptist Homes for 
the Aging, gave a report for the homes. 

28. Rev. H. S. Mumford, Superintendent of Missions for Yates Asso- 
ciation, gave his report as contained in the Advance Report and moved its 
adoption, seconded by Rev. A. D. Frazier and approved. 



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29. Rev. Charles A. Maddry gave the Finance committee report and 
the proposed budget as contained in the Advance Report and moved their 
adoption, seconded by Rev. James Taylor and approved. 

30. Mrs. E. T. Newton, Superintendent of the Yates Baptist W. M. U., 
gave her report and moved its adoption, seconded by Rev. James Pollard 
and approved. 

31. Mrs. Harrell B. Perry, Superintendent of the Yates Baptist Vacation 
Bible School, gave the V.B.S. report and moved its adoption, seconded by 
Rev. Chess Smith and approved. 

32. The congregation joined in singing "To the Work," led by 
Rev. H. S. Mumford, with Mrs. Margaret Long accompanist. 

33. Rev. C. N. Royal introduced Mr. W. P. Biggerstaff, affiliated with 
the Allied Church League. 

34. Mr. W. P. BiggerstaflF gave an oral report of the Allied Church 
League and spoke on "Total Abstinence of Beverage Alcohol." 

35. Rev. C. N. Royal dismissed with prayer concluding the first day of 
the Association meeting with the Bells Baptist Church. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1954 
Watts Street Baptist Church 

Morning Session 

36. The congregation joined in singing: "Come Thou, Almighty King" 
and "Crown Him with Many Crowns" led by Mrs. Lewis, with Mrs. Wood- 
cock accompanist. 

37. Scripture and prayer by Rev. Chess Smith. 

38. Special music, "Largo" by Handel, was played on the violin by 
John Laverty, accompanied by Mrs. Barbara M. Lewis. 

39. The Training Union report was given by Miss Nannie Mae Hern- 
don, Director of Yates Association T. U. Miss Herndon moved the adop- 
tion of the report, seconded by Rev. H. B. Anderson and approved. 

40. Dr. J. C. Canipe, Secretary of Evangelism for the State of North 
Carolina, was introduced by the Moderator. Dr. Canipe spoke on the "1955 
Crusade of Evangelism" pointing out that the following four powers were 
struggling for the world: (i) Communism, (2) Romanism, (3) Secularism 
and (4) Christianity. 

41. Rev. Alex Booth, Associational S. S. Superintendent, gave the Asso- 
ciational S. S. report as contained in the Advance Reports and moved its 
adoption, seconded by Rev. Chess Smith and approved. He also reported 
that Olive Chapel Baptist S. S. is a standard S. S. 



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42. Dr. Richard Young of the North Carolina Baptist Hospital was 
introduced by the Moderator and gave the Baptist Hospital report. He also 
reported that at the Baptist Hospital they were promoting a religious atmos- 
phere throughout the hospital and so doing their best to minister to patients 
passing through crisis situations. 

43. Marse Grant, Editor of the Chanty and ChildreUy was introduced by 
the Moderator. Mr. Grant gave an oral report of the work at our Baptist 
Orphanages, explained the method of transition of orphanage support through 
the Cooperative Program and discussed recent trends in children's home work. 

44. The congregation sang "Ye Servants of God" led by Mrs. Barbara 
M. Lewis and accompanied by Mrs. Waldo Woodcock. 

45. Superintendent of Missions, H. S. Mumford, was recognized for 
announcements and put special emphasis on some special dates in the calendar 
of activities. 

46. The Associational Clerk, Harrell B. Perry, was recognized by the 
Moderator. The clerk gave some of the major accomplishments of the year 
of the churches. Moved to adopt the report and seconded by Rev. H. B. 
Anderson and approved. 

47. A duet, "Heart of God" by McAfee, was sung by Mr. and Mrs. 
Clyde Ferrell accompanied by Miss Betty Hill. 

48. Rev. Warren Carr was recognized. After he gave instructions 
concerning the lunch, he presented a resolution and moved that it be referred 
to the Resolutions Committee for presentation in their report. 

49. Mrs. Lewis led the congregation in the singing of, "O Master, Let 
Me Walk with Thee." 

50. Dr. I. G. Greer, Executive Vice-President of the Business Founda- 
tion of North Carolina, was introduced by the Moderator. Dr. Greer 
brought an inspirational message concerning the individual's responsibility 
of social service. He centered his remarks around John 14-12. After 
Dr. Greer brought the message, he led in prayer of benediction and blessing 
for the food, which adjourned the session for the morning. 

Afternoon Session 
October 27, 1954 

51. The Wednesday afternoon session was opened by the singing of, 
"Love Divine, All Love Excelling" led by Mrs. Lewis with Mrs. Woodcock 
accompanying. 

52. Miss Valerie Wallace, Minister of Music of the Grace Baptist Church, 
sang, "Teach Me, O Lord" by Hamblen accompanied at the piano by 
Miss Betty Hill of Watts Street. 



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53. C. W. Alford of Wake Forest College led the devotional on the 
topic, "Christianity and Democracy." 

54. Rev. H. B. Anderson gave the Relief and Annuity Report and 
explained the Social Security Tax Bill for Ministers. 

55. Dr. Willis Bennett, Chairman of the Committee on Committees, 
gave his report naming the committees for the coming year and then moved 
the adoption of the report. Seconded by James L. Pollard and approved. 

56. Rev. G. F. Lipe, Chairman of the Place and Preacher Committee, 
gave his report and moved its adoption. Seconded by W. Chess Smith. 
Approved. 

57. James S. Taylor, Chairman of the Resolutions Committee, gave his 
report and moved its adoption. Seconded by C. N. Royal. Approved. 

58. Dr. O. F. Herrin, former pastor of Watts Street Baptist Church, 
v^^as recognized as a visitor. 

59. Rev. H. S. Mumford led us in singing, "The Church's One Foun- 
dation" accompanied by Miss Betty Hill. 

60. Since the history of the Bells Baptist Church was recorded in the 
1949 minutes. Rev. Dennis Hockaday, representing the Historian, C. C. 
Smith, requested that another church he selected for the historical sketch for 
this year's minutes. 

61. Rev. C. N. Royal, Chairman of the Program Committee, intro- 
duced Dr. P. L. Elliott of Gardner- Webb College, who spoke on Christian 
Education stressing the points that Christian Education is Salvation, Training 
and Service. 

62. Mrs. Barbara Levs^is led The Girls' Ensemble of the Grey Stone 
Church in singing, "I Wait for Thee" by Meredith. 

63. The Moderator expressed appreciation to every person v^^ho helped 
to make the; annual meeting a success. 

64. Rev. H. B. Anderson explained in detail the ntw set-up whereby 
the North Carolina Baptist Orphanages would be supported through the 
cooperative program. 

65. Dr. Willis Bennett reminded the messengers that under the new 
constitution each church was entitled to two (2) lay members on the Asso- 
ciational Board. 

66. Rev. Warren Carr announced that Dr. M. Ray McKay would be 
unable to be present for the closing address. 

67. Mrs. Barbara Lewis, acompanied by Mrs. Margaret Long, led the 
closing hymn, "The Son of God Goes Forth to War." 



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68. Dr. O. F. Herrin pronounced the benediction, bringing to a close 
the sixth annual session of the Yates Baptist Association. 

Robert D. Holleman, Moderator 
Harrell B. Perry, Clerk 

AUXILIARY MEETINGS 
ANNUAL W.M.U. MEETING 
GREY STONE BAPTIST CHURCH 
April 23, 1954 
PROGRAM 

Mrs. E. T. Newton, Associational Superintendent, Presiding 
9:50 Instrumental Music 
10:00 Opening Worship 

Hymn : "We've a Story to Tell to the Nations" 

Scripture : "A Message to Give" Mrs. R. L. Costner, Mrs. R. R. Rodwell 

Duet: "Jesus Saves" Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, Mrs. H. E. Gwin 

Season of Prayer, including names of Calendar of Prayer — 

Mrs. Jodie Shipp, Mrs. R. T. Howerton, Mrs. Beulah Gates, Mrs. Rufus Ball 

10:15 Business: 

Recognition of Visitors 
Appointment of Committees 

Roll Call of Churches Mrs. J. W. McCollough 

10:30 Together in the Division Divisional Superintendent, Mrs. W. V. Byers 

10:40 Entrusted to Us: 

Opportunities of Outreach 

Associational Superintendent, Mrs. E. T. Newton, Associate Superintendent, 

Mrs. W. C. Lyon, Jr. 

Mental Powers 

Associational Mission Study Chairman, Mrs. Carl M. Bishop, Literature 

Chairman, Mrs. B. Ray Olive 
Material Possessions. .Associational Stewardship Chairman, Mrs. Hubert Warren 
Personality and Influence 

Associational Community Missions Chairman, Mrs. E. P. Sneed 
II :2 5 Hymn: "A Charge to Keep I Have" 
1 1 :3o Faithful to the Trust 

State Representative, Miss Ruth Provence, State W.M.U. Secretary 

Prayer: (all standing) Mrs. E. T. Daniel 

12:00 Announcements 

Tell Me the Story of Jesus Mrs. Hubert Rand 

Special Music 

12:05 Stewards of the Gospel Missionary Guest, Miss Sadie Shoaf 

Prayer Mrs. M. T. Mangum 

LUNCH 12:45-1:45 P.M. 



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1 :45 Hymn: "O, Zion, Haste" 

Scripture: "Onward — 'Tis the Lord's Command" Mrs. Pearl Hall 

Prayer Reverend B. E. Morris 

1 :55 Entrusted to Us: 

Youth in the Home and Church 



Associational Young People's Leader, Mrs. H. W. Pickett, Jr. 
Royal Ambassador Counselor, Reverend Jas. H. Pernell 
G. A. Counselor, Mrs. Charles Maddry 

Youth in Training 

Associational Margaret Fund and Carver School Chairman, Mrs. Robert L. Costner 

2:30 Hold In Trust B.W.C. Federation Chairman, Mrs. L. B. Boney 

2 :4o Hymn : "Jesus Calls Us" 
2 :45 Reports of Committees 
Election of Officers 

Dedicatory Prayer Mrs. W. V. Byers 

3:00 Entrusted: Empowered Missionary Guest, Miss Sadie Shoaf 

3:20 Closing Prayer Mrs. Bessie Hilliard 

Reports 

REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF YATES W. M. U. 

I have visited sixteen Churches in the Yates Association this year. I have presided 
over four Executive Meetings with an average of twenty-five present. At one of the 
four meetings twenty-three Presidents were present. We had a Youth Rally in August, 
1954 at Bethesda Baptist Church with 201 present. During Sunbeam Focus Week 
August 12 to August 17 we met at Temple Baptist Church with eighty-six Sunbeams 
and their leaders present. We had Miss Beverly Neilson, State Sunbeam Leader, with 
us that evening. 

As we of the Association, look back over the past year I believe our most out- 
standing accomplishment has been our Young People's work. 

For four quarters of this year the thirty-nine Churches have been 100% reported. 
Dr. M. T. Rankin once said "We have done little because we have unconsciously 
put the task of world missions in a small place in our interest and thinking. We must 
take it out of this bracket and put it up at the top of the important affairs of life." 
God expects us to seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. E. T. Newton, 
Superintendent. 

YOUTH REPORT 

As we of the Yates Association look back over the past year, we believe our most 
outstanding accomplishment has been our Young People's work. During the year we 
have organized three Sunbeam bands, two Girls Auxiliaries, three Royal Ambassador 
Chapters and two Young Women's Auxiliaries. We had a very enthusiastic Young 



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People's night on August 17 with 201 present at Bethesda. A very inspiring devotion 
was given by Sylvia Cash, a young G.A. Every person on the program was a young 
person. An executive meeting of the Young People's Leaders meets quarterly. All 
counselors were present at the last meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. D. H. Lyon, 
Young People's Leader. 

Y. W. A. REPORT 

There have been two Young Women's Auxiliaries organized during the past year, 
Calvary and Westwood. We are hoping to organize three more within the next month. 
It is the dream of the counselor to organize a Y.W.A. Council for the Yates Association, 
possibly during Y.W.A. Focus Week. The first Divisional Y.W.A. House Party 
will be held at Campbell College in February, when we are looking forward to a 
good representation from our Association. 

During the 60th Anniversary Celebration at Grey Stone Church, Mrs. Gordon 
Maddry, State W.M.U. President, presented to Miss Jean Gregory, President of the 
Grey Stone Y.W.A., a Citation for outstanding work done by her group. 

SUNBEAM REPORT 

The Sunbeams of Yates Baptist Association met at Temple Baptist Church at 
8 :oo p.m., Thursday evening, August 1 2th. 

The meeting was presided over by Mrs. Mabel Nevius, Director of the Sunbeams 
of the Association. The children sang "Be a Little Sunbeam," accompanied by Mrs. 
W. J. Cross. Sammy Brockwell led the children in reciting the Rally Cry. Olivia Ann 
Roberts led the Sunbeams in reciting the Watchword. 

Miss Beverly Neilson, Sunbeam Field Worker of the State, spoke to the children 
in a very inspiring manner challenging them in personal service. Mrs. H. W. Kimbrell 
displayed her European dolls which were dressed in their native costumes. 

REPORT OF THE COMMUNITY MISSIONS CHAIRMAN 

There are 39 active W.M.S.'s in the Yates Association and each of these sent a 
report to me every quarter during the past year. Most of these have been active in 
Community Missions work. Three have taught the "Guide to Community Missions." 
A Community Missions Institute was held for all Chairmen and this book was taught 
and discussed. Eight societies have studied a book on Soul Winning and twenty- 
eight have made a survey of their community. 

I have sent reports to the State Community Missions Chairman and to the 
Divisional Chairman each quarter of the past year and I hope the reports I send 
in this year will be much better than last year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Carolyn Sneed, 

Associational Community Missions Chairman. 



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YATES ASSOCIATION— W. M. U. 
TREASURER'S REPORT 1953-1954 



Balance Brought Forward October i, 1953 $ 62.99 



Receipts 

Progress Fund $347.50 

Sale of Mission Study Books 56.02 

Sale of Year Books 14.40 417.92 

Total $480.91 



Disbursements 

Mrs. Carl M. Bishop — Mission Study Institute 12.50 

Love Gift to Mrs. Farmer 5.00 

Baptist Book Store — Books and Institute Supplies 54'36 

W. M. U. Office — Year Books 14.40 

Wells-Lloyd Florist — Flowers 9.00 

Treasurer — Stamps, Cards, Checkbook, Etc. 7.74 

Mrs. Laura Hoggard — For Program 1.55 

Love Gift to Mrs. Mitchiner 5.00 

Jones & Frasier Co. — Gift to Mrs. Holleman 7.42 

Mrs. G. B. DeLoache — 

Conference Expenses $ 7.00 

Mission Study Institute 12.50 i9-5o 

Mrs. Mamie Luther — Divisional Expenses 39.00 

Mrs. Annie W. Daniels — Expenses 4.99 

Mrs. E. T. Newton — Convention and Associational Expenses. . . 15.19 

Mrs. Beverly Neilson — Talk for Sunbeam Rally 5.00 

Mrs. Leland H. Kitchen — Gift and Expenses 7.50 

Durham Dairy Products Co, — Refreshments 5.25 

Scarboro Food Store — Refreshments 2.31 

Missionary Speaker at Annual Meeting 10.00 

Business Women's Federation 50.00 

Claude Hull Florist — Flowers for Mrs. Pickett 2.06 

Christian Printing Co. — Programs 25.50 

Hotel Expenses — For Mrs. Sadie Shoaf 7.21 

Mrs. H. T. Warren — Stewardship Expenses 5.00 315-48 

Balance September 30, 1954 $165.43 

Respectfully submitted, 



Mrs. C. a. Wallace, 
Treasurer. 



YEARLY REPORT 1954 OF 
ASSOCIATIONAL STEWARDSHIP CHAIRMAN 



Total number of organizations 177 

Number of members who have contributed regularly through 

Cooperative Program 11,224 

Number of new tithers enlisted during the year 148 



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Total number of tithers at close of year 4>370 

Number of Stewardship Classes held 50 

Churches observed Church Night of Stewardship 36 

Amount of Foreign Mission Offering $ 9,934.25 

Amount of Home Mission Offering 2,856.52 

Amount of Heck-Jones Mission Offering 1,310.21 

Amount of State Mission Offering 1,538.04 

Amount of Total Mission Offering $15,539.02 

Respectfully submitted, 



Mrs. Hubert Warren, 
Stewardship Chairman. 

REPORT OF MISSION STUDY CHAIRMAN 

Imagine my disappointment when I found that the accomplishment in Mission Study 
1954 had slipped below last year's! In making graphical charts of comparison we 
find that in the third and fourth quarters, our records began to slip below 1953. 24 
less classes in the third quarter were held and only 12 books taught in the entire asso- 
ciation during the months of July, August, and September. 36 less classes the whole 
year. With the exception of the second quarter, less members were enrolled in classes, 
422 less during the whole year than in 1953. 69 Classes found themselves too busy to 
spend three hours in class, but there were enough 3 -hour classes to boost our figure 
to show an increase of 37 classes meeting the 3-hour requirement. We have two more 
Missionary Round Tables than in 1953, but not near enough for only two of our 
Churches are participating in this category of Mission Study activity. There is a 
real bright spot in our report, you are doing more reading. A grand total of 3,012 
members read one or more Missionary books during the year, 317 more than in 1953. 
Try using the Achievement Chart. Any new idea needs a little friendly encouragement, 
so won't you encourage the use of the Achievement Chart in your Missionary Society? 
Only 3 societies are using it at the present time. After compiling these reports, I felt 
they needed a breakdown j where were we weakest? The decrease in books taught was 
about equalized between all the auxiliaries and the missionary societies. Each organi- 
zation showed an increase in meeting the 3-hour requirement- Enrollment in G.A. 
classes showed a sizeable increase, all other organizations a decrease. The largest 
decrease in enrollment appeared in the W.M.S. — about 400 less for the year. We are 
all reading something, and we should become alarmed at this: our young people are 
not reading Mission Books — all auxiliaries showed a decrease in reading while the 
W.M.S. showed a gratifying increase of 500! 

The Woman's Missionary Union of our great denomination has provided us with 
adequate information on what to read and to study, through the World in Books, 
and the various other book lists which are available. I am grieved to report to you a 
loss in classes held, also in attendance on these classes. Perhaps I have not sent you 
enough letters and have not prayed as definitely as I should for you as you went about 
your task in your Church, but I covenant with you to try through work and prayer 
to lift the level of this part of our work in 1954-1955. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Carl M. Bishop, 
Mission Study Chairman. 



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REPORT OF LITERATURE CHAIRMAN 

39 Churches reported 

27 Churches reported membership for W.M.S. 
1840 Members reported 
Subscriptions : 
756 Royal Service 
943 Biblical Recorder 

64 Window of Y.W.A. 
121 Ambassador Life 
162 Tell 
72 Sunbeam Activities 

Total subscription to Missionary magazines, 1 175 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. H. L. Page. 

1953-1954 
STATISTICAL REPORT 

No. Churches in Association, 40. 

No. W.M.U. Org-anizations : W.M.S. 39, Y.W.A. 21, G.A. 50, R.A. 35, S.B. 35. 
Total, 180. 

No. New Organizations: Y.W.A. 2, G.A. 3, R.A. 3, S.B. 3. Total 10. 

No. Members: W.M.S. 2,317, Y.W.A. 163, G.A. 489, R.A. 220, S.B. 737. Total 3,926. 

No. organizations observing Seasons of Prayer: Foreign Missions: loi W.M.S. $8,381.25; 

Y.P. $644.56; Home Missions: 93 W.M.S. $3,022.92, Y.P. $402.20; State Misisons: 

32 W.M.S. $1,507.43, Y.P. $238.12. 
No. Tithers: W.M.S. 812; Y.P. 596. 
No. New Tithers during year: W.M.S. 68; Y.P. 178. 
No. Mission Study Classes: W.M.S. 82; Y.P. 146. 

No. Members enrolled in Mission Study Classes: W.M.S. 1,396; Y.P. 1,710. 

No. organizations engaged in directed Community Missions: W.M.S. 29; Y.P. 90. 



Report Section 



REPORT OF YATES ASSOCIATION BROTHERHOOD 

The most vital and fruitful periods in the history of the Christian Church have 
been those in which the Laymen have most vividly realized and most earnestly sought 
to discharge their responsibility to propagate the Christian faith. 

Meaning and Purpose 

A brotherhood is a group of consecrated Christian men, preferably all of the 
men in a Missionary Baptist Church, seventeen years old and above, who have banded 
themselves together for the sole purpose of promoting the full program of their 
Church and Denomination. The Brotherhood is built upon four cornerstones: EVAN- 
GELISM, STEWARDSHIP, BIBLE DOCTRINE AND CHURCH LOYALTY. 

Its Function 

It is a service organization which seeks to harness and utilize the manpower in the 
Church and to provide an outlet for men to put into action those impressions for 
Christian witnessing they received while attending various services of the Church. 
The following seven vital functions carried out by the organization will enable one 
to see something of its challenges and objectives: 

(1) The Brotherhood offers a great Christian fellowship to all of the men. 

(2) Programs are planned and offered which will give the men visions of the great 
program of Christ carried on by the Church and Denomination. 

(3) The sponsorship of Royal Ambassadors and promotion of the Man and Boy 
Movement. 

(4) The Brotherhood offers and endeavors to give every man in the Church a 
definite responsibility and service to render in undergirding and promoting 
the full Church and Denominational Program. 

(5) The enlistment and cultivation of that large group of delinquent Church mem- 
bers. 

(6) The Brotherhood seeks to lead the men to witness for Christ and to win lost 
souls to the Saviour. 

(7) The Brotherhood endeavors, through its Educational Committee, to enlist 
every home in the Church for the Biblical Recorder and other Denominational 
periodicals. 

We have in North Carolina eight hundred and seventy-two Brotherhoods at present. 
These Brotherhoods will represent over fifty thousand men. Forty-eight of these 
seventy-three Associations and eight of the ten Regions have been organized thus far. 
During 1954 Horace Easom, State Brotherhood Secretary, has given one-half time to 
the Brotherhood work and the other half of his time to the Baptist Foundation. The 
Associational Brotherhood meets quarterly and the Regional and State Brotherhood 



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Organization meets annually. Brotherhood Retreats were held this summer at Caswell 
Baptist Assembly, Fruitland Baptist Assembly and Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly. 

According- to the records in the State Brotherhood Office the following churches 
of the Yates Association have reported Brotherhood organizations to date: Braggtown, 
Cheek Heights, Durham Memorial, Edgemont, Grey Stone, Guess Road, Holloway Street, 
Lakewood, Olive Chapel, Rose of Sharon, Yates. 

At present our State Brotherhood Secretary, Horace Easom, has an engagement at 
Temple Baptist Church, Durham, for November 29, 1954, to organize a Brotherhood. 
And on November 30, 1954, we have the Associational Brotherhood Clinic for all men 
who are interested in this phase of the work. This Clinic will be held at the Temple 
Baptist Church and all interested men are urged to attend and hear the State Secretary, 
and his three assistants give us instructions on the operations of the Brotherhood in the 
local churches. We hope to use Mr. Easom more during the year in the Yates Associa- 
tion, in the support and promotion of this Brotherhood Movement. 

This report would not be complete if I omitted the meeting held on September 14, 
1954, at Harvey's Cafeteria. With seventy-five men in attendance, a very inspiring 
program, under the direction of our Moderator, Robert D. HoUeman, and featuring 
Mr. Horace Easom, was presented and the following officers were elected: President, 
Dr. D. R. Perry; Membership Vice-President, E. L. Phillips; Program Vice-President, 
Roy Watson, Promotional Vice-President, Earl Anderson; Secretary-Treasurer, C. H. 
Collie ; Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, A. L. Wilson ; Chorister, A. Clyde Ferrell, Assistant 
Chorister, Bernard Harris; Pianist, Harry C. Evans; Assistant Pianist, James Long, Jr.; 
Advisory Committee, R. L. Mills, Charles McKinnon, O. A. Johnson, Rev. W. Chess 
Smith, Dr. Gerald Naylor, Dr. Willis Bennett, Rev. B. E. Morris, Rev. Charles F. Smith. 

Following this meeting at Harvey's we adjourned to meet at Grace Baptist Church 
for a meeting of all men of the association. Again Horace Easom explained at length 
the objects and purposes of a Brotherhood in the individual churches. There were 
seven churches represented at this meeting that do not have a Brotherhood. 

Beginning with the new calendar year, quarterly meetings will be held on Tuesday 
following the second Sunday of the first month: January 11, April 12, July 12, and 
October 11. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Dr. D. R. Perry, President, 

Yates Baptist Association Brotherhood. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Your Nominating Committee wishes to recommend the persons, whose names are 
listed below, for the officers for The Yates Baptist Association for the associational year 
1954-1955: 

Moderator — Mr. R. D. Holleman. 

Vice-Moderator — ^The Rev. Charles A. Maddry. 

Clerk— Mr. Harrell B. Perry. 

Treasurer — Mr. Z. B. Teel, Jr. 

Historian — ^The Rev. Charles C. Smith. 

Auditor — Mr. R. A. Cherry. 

Hospital Representative — The Rev. Robert Costner. 



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Baptist Home Representative — The Rev. C. E. Byrd. 

Biblical Recorder Representative — Mr. O. A. Johnson. 

Orphanage Representative — Mr. J. J. Thornton. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Leo T. Brid^ers, Chmn., 
Jack B. Wilder, 
James S. Taylor. 



OFFICERS OF ASSOGIATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 
Brotherhood 

Pianist Harry C. Evans 

Asst. Pianist James Long, Jr. 

Advisory Committee: Messrs. R. L. Mills, 
Charles McKinnon^ O. L. Johnson, Rev. 
W. Chess Smith, Dr. Gerald Naylor, Dr. 



President Dr. D. R. Perry 

Memb. V.-Pres E. L. Phillips 

Program V.-Pres Roy Watson 

Promotional V.-Pres Earl Anderson 

Sec-Treasurer C. H. Collie 

Chorister A. Clyde Ferrell 

Asst. Chorister Bernard Harris 



Charles F. Smith. 



Training Union 



Director Miss Nannie Mae Herndon 

Associate Director Curtis Crutchfield 

Secretary Mrs. R. H. Morgan 

Chorister Mrs. Barbara Lewis 

Pianist John Laverty 

Adult Leader Mrs. Irene Bagwell 



Y. P. Leader 

Intermediate Leader . Rev. W. L. Pearson 

Junior Leader Mrs. D. R. Garrett 

Children Mrs. J. F. Christian 

Pastor Adviser Rev. Jack Wilder 



Sunday School 

Superintendent Rev. Alex Booth Primary Mrs. J. L. Atkins, Jr. 

Supt. of Enlargement C. H. Collie Junior Norman Staples 

Supt. of Training Intermediate 

Supt. of Evangelism . . .Rev. Jack Wilder Young People Miss Mary Pat Kent 

Cradle Roll Miss Ruth Harper Adult 

Nursery Mrs. Mary Overman Extension E. B. Britt 

Beginner Mrs, Gordon Chandler Vacation Bible School. .Mrs. Harrell Perry 

Woman's Missionary Union 



Superintendent Mrs. E. T. Newton 

Assoc. Supt Mrs. W. C= Lyon, Jr. 

Y. P. Leader Mrs. D. H. Lyon 

Corresponding Sec Mrs. E. J. Daniel 

Recording Sec Mrs. W. J. Broadwell 

Treasurer Mrs. C. A. Wallace 

Com. Miss. Chm Mrs. E. P. Sneed 

Miss. Study Chm Mrs. Carl Bishop 

Stewardship Chm.. . .Mrs. Hubert Warren 

Lit. Chm Mrs. Hubert Page 

Marg. Fund Chm. . . Mrs. Charles Maddry 



Group I Mrs. S. E. Dennis 

Group 2 Mrs. B. Ray Olive 

Group 3 Mrs, R. T. Howerton, 

Mrs. A. J. Sherron 

Group 4 Mrs. Jodie Shipp 

B.W.C. Advisor Mrs. L. B. Boney 

Y.W.A. Counselor. .Mrs. H. S. Mumford 

G.A. Counselor Mrs. Marion Howe 

R.A. Counselor 

Sunbeam Leader Mrs. Mabel Nevius 

Historian Mrs. J. R. Craig 



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REPORT ON BIBLICAL RECORDER AND OTHER 
BAPTIST LITERATURE 

Christian literature does not need defending- 5 it needs more distribution and wider 
reading. Never before have Baptists had such opportunities as today to mag-nify and 
promote the Lord's work through vital Christian literature. The printed page is 
powerful J its influence is universal. People tend to become like the things they read 
and absorb in their minds and hearts. The flood of bad literature has spread over 
our land, with almost every news stand, drug store, bus station, and even grocery 
stores, selling objectionable comic books, bad magazines, lurid books and periodicals 
that the U. S. mails refuse to carry. This bad literature very often finds its way into 
Baptist homes, and its pages are filled with the seeds of evil. Wider reading of good 
Christian literature would soon destroy the thirst for the bad. Baptists have a great 
opportunity — to provide the best reading matter they can get for their homes. 

Baptists have compelling reasons for securing and reading Christian literature, 
especially from their own presses. The aim of it all is to promote Bible study, to 
build Christian character, and to inform, enlist, indoctrinate, inspire and unify 
our people in all the great work the Lord has committed to us. Dr. M. E. Dodd said: 
"A non-reading Baptist is a non-informed Baptist. A non-informed Baptist, is a non- 
interested Baptist. A non-interested Baptist is a non-cooperative Baptist, and a non- 
cooperative Baptist is not much of a Baptist." 

In North Carolina, the Biblical Recorder is the one publication covering the entire 
field of our Baptist work. Without our state Baptist paper, successful promotion of our 
Lord's work in all Baptist channels would be well-nigh impossible. The Recorder has 
carried the message of Baptist progress into Baptist homes for 121 years. Wise pastors, 
associational missionaries, consecrated Baptist leaders have over the years promoted 
its circulation; and they have rejoiced to see the fruits of much good reading. People 
always do more when they know more. As they read, they lead. As they are in- 
formed, they are inspired. People usually are not interested in, and will not support, 
that which they do not know about. 

The present circulation of the Recorder is approximately 57,000 each week. It 
should go into every Baptist home. We wish to thank our pastors and other church 
leaders for their fine interest and cooperation. We appreciate the support and interest 
of General Secretary M. A. Huggins and all other State workers in promotion of the 
Recorder. Many Recorder representatives in the churches have faithfully secured 
renewals and new subscribers. We wish to thank every one. 

The Recorder has three subscription plans: Individual subscriptions at $2.50 a year; 
$2.00 a year in clubs, with at least 3 subscriptions for a church with less than 100 
members, and 5 subscriptions for a church with more than 100 members; and the 
Every-Family Plan, the best of all, at the low rate of $1.50 a year. The requirement 
for the Every-Family Plan is that each resident family of the church be on the list to 
receive the paper each week. Payment is made usually through the church budget for 
this plan, but the money may be secured by any other method which the church may 
prefer. We earnestly urge all pastors, deacons, superintendents, W.M.U. and Training 
Union leaders, and others to help us get the Recorder into every home possible. About 
1,500 churches in North Carolina now either have clubs or are in the Every-Family 
Plan. 

Remember us in your prayers. The Recorder and its staff members seek to be of 
every possible service to North Carolina Baptists. We want to be faithful to our 



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task J and we want the Recorder to be a comrade and helper in every Baptist home 
and church in this State. We must all work together in support of every cause dear 
to the hearts of our Baptist people. 

Faithfully yours, 

L. L. Carpenter, Editor and Business Mgr. 
C. W. Bazemore, Associate — Circulation. 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR AGING 
REPORT FOR 1954 

The fourth Associational year of the Baptist Homes for the Aging has been one of 
considerable expansion and encouraging progress. There are many evidences of the 
continued blessing of God upon this newest phase of our North Carolina Baptist 
program. 

A step forward was taken when the Albemarle Home opened its doors on December 
7, 1953. It afforded space for 35 additional residents, making the total capacity of 
the two Homes 54 residents — Resthaven, Winston-Salem (19), and the Albemarle 
Home (35). The purchase price of the property at Albemarle — Hospital and Nurses 
Home buildings and 3 acres of land — was $25,000. The cost of renovation was about 
$75,000, thus making the total cost of this plant $100,000. But, with the value of the 
equipment donated, the property there should now be worth at least $300,000. Good 
fortune was ours again in securing the splendid staff of helpers at Albemarle. Rev. 
Zeb. A. Caudle, former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Aberdeen, was selected 
to serve as superintendent of the Albemarle Home. Both the residents of, and all who 
have visited, the Home have been greatly pleased with the program of service. 

Resthaven, at Winston-Salem, which began operating March 16, 195 1, has been 
filled to capacity throughout the year. Although the ages in both Homes range from 
67 to 94 years, there have been only two deaths within the past year. The general 
health has been remarkably good, and the spirit of satisfaction on the part of the 
residents has been most encouraging. 

A tract of 34 acres of land, just outside of the city limits of Winston-Salem, was 
purchased in 1953, for a central site for new buildings. The cost was $25,000. A 
topographical map has been made and an architect engaged to prepare sketches of 
buildings to be erected on this central site, as money and circumstances will permit. 
It is the intention of the trustees, however, to proceed with one building at a time. 
The first unit will furnish space for additional residents and for offices, chapel, in- 
firmary, laundry, refrigeration, etc. It is hoped that construction of the first unit can 
get under way within a year. 

Inquiries have been received as to the possibility of a couple erecting a cottage on 
the central site, so that they might live in it until death, and then the cottage would be 
available to another couple. The cost of erecting and furnishing it would be paid 
by the couple, but it would become the property of the North Carolina Baptist Homes. 

The second Special Day Offering, February 21, 1954, was encouraging. The total 
amount will probably be $65,000 to $70,000. In addition, the Homes received $21,000 
as their share of the Nine-Year Program. Word has come, too, of wills, from which 
the Homes will receive gifts. At least one will was probated in 1954, from which 
estate the Homes will receive $2,000. But the most encouraging progress has been 
the response, on the part of our churches, to the program of the Homes. More and 



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more of them are beginning to support the Homes through the Special Day Offering, 
or by special designated gifts. These evidences indicate the future success of the 
Homes in providing more facilities and accommodating larger numbers of aging 
friends. 

The residents and all who are serving in the Homes are deeply grateful for the 
help received thus far, and they covet the prayers and continued support of our Baptist 
constituency in the future. 

It is requested that an Associational representative be elected at this session, and 
the name be sent to General Superintendent J. M. Hayes, Kentucky Avenue, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Rev. J. M. Hayes. 

REPORT OF 

ASSOCIATIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF MISSIONS 

(February 4-September 30, 1954) 

Since coming to the Yates Baptist Association as Superintendent of Missions I have 
been very busy and happy. God has richly blessed us! We have felt an ever-increasing 
spirit of unity and cooperation. It has been vs^onderful! I deeply appreciate the 
willingness of the pastors, board members, and churches to "pull together." 

The Associational office has been moved from 511 to 409 Snow Building. The new 
quarters have been painted and air-conditioned. Two 4-drawer files, a typewriter and 
table, secretary's desk, two bulletin boards, fluorescent lights, and Venetian blinds have 
been added or installed. Mrs. Charles A. Maddry and Miss Shirley Blackley both 
have worked efficiently and sacrificially as part-time secretaries during the year. Thou- 
sands of letters and circulars have been sent out in addition to the monthly News 
Bulletin with a mailing list of over 800. 

Every church has supported the Associational program financially during this last 
year. We are ending our budget year with a gain of nearly $1,000 in the treasury. 
Only two churches have not given to the Cooperative Program. We rejoice with Miss 
Nannie Mae Herndon, Associational Training Union Director in the fact that every 
church has qualified for study course awards for the second year in succession. 

Explanation for "Certificates of Merit" 

Several months ago our Board adopted the general idea of awarding to the churches 
at the annual meeting each year what will be known as "Certificates of Merit." These 
will be awarded on the basis of "conditions" adopted by the Association. The "con- 
ditions" can and probably will be changed from year to year. These "Certificates of 
Merit" will be awarded for the first time a year hence, October, 1955. 

A church may qualify for a Certificate as a BLUE RIBBON CHURCH by fulfilling 
fifteen of the following eighteen conditions including all four organizations. A church 
may qualify for a Certificate as a RED RIBBON CHURCH by fulfilling twelve of the 
following eighteen conditions including at least three organizations. 

The following conditions apply to the year, 1954-55: The church has a(n) (i) 
Sunday School, (2) Training Union, (3) Woman's Missionary Union, (4) Brother- 
hood, (5) Cradle Roll, (6) S. S. Nursery, (7) Extension Department, (s) Financial 



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Plan (Budget), (9) Biblical Recorder Club — at least, (10) Film-strip or motion picture 
projector, (11) Library, (12) Home for Pastor, (13) Duplicator j the church gave to 
(14) Associational Missions, (15) Cooperative Program; the church had people attend 
(16) an Assembly — either Ridgecrest, Fruitland, or Caswell; (17) the church con- 
tributes toward the Minister's Retirement Plan; (18) the church had a Vacation Bible 
School. 

Goals and Gains 

All four organizations have had a gain in enrollment. We have gained one 
Training Union, and five Brotherhoods with several more in the process of organization 
at the present time. A tabulation (revised since Association) of our "Goals and 
Gains" follows: 





1953 


1954 


1955 


1956 


1957 


■ 


Goal 


Gain 


Goal 


Gain 


Goal 


Gain 


Goal 


Gain 


Goal 


Gain 



Enrollment 



Brotherhood 

Training Union. . 

W. M. U 

Sunday School . . . 




279 
3,658 
4,582 
15,897 




393 
4,005 
4,678 
17,404 


650 
4,400 
4,900 
20,000 




800 
4,800 
5,000 
22,000 




900 
5,500 
5,100 
23,500 








Number of Organizations 






Brotherhoods .... 1 . . 
Training Union . . | . . 


6 

34 




11 

35 


25 
37 




30 
38 




35 1 .. 
39 1 .. 






Gifts to Missions 






Assoc. Missions. . 
Coop. Program. . . 




5,084 
88,958 




9,163 
97,070 


13,500 
105,000 




18,000 
125,000 




25,000 
150,000 





Additional Plans for the Future 

Emphases "as advisable and needed" adopted in the fall of 1952 as a part of the 
original FIVE YEAR PROGRAM OF WORK include: 

1. Purchase of visual aids equipment, 

2. Mission Sunday Schools, 

3. Mission Vacation Bible Schools, 

4. Chapels. 

5. Home for Superintendent of Missions, 

6. Lots for new churches, 

7. New churches. 

Financial projects for the next three years include, (i) Special work among juvenile 
delinquents, (2) Colored Baptist Mission Center, (3) White Baptist Mission Center, 
(4) Yates Association Assembly Grounds. 

Special Activities for the next three years are as follows: 
1955 : Spring — Census and Evangelistic Crusade 

Fall — Sunday School Group Clinics 
1956: Spring — Simultaneous effort pending 

Fall — School of Missions 
1957: Spring — Training Union Enlargement 

Fall — Deacons' School 



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A Few Personal Statistics 

Individual Conferences (incomplete) 126 

Group Conferences 31 

Committee meetings 37 

Sermons and talks delivered 99 

Hours of teaching in study courses 45 

Money handed in to treasurer from pulpit supply and revivals $342.50 

Every church has been visited at least once. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Hubert S. Mumford, 
Superintendent of Missions. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR 1953-54 

(Oct. I, 1953-Sept. 30, 1954) 

Cash on Hand Oct. i, 1953 $ 1,769.58 

Receipts : 

From Churches $9,123.89 

Baptist State Convention 875.00 

Supplies Sold 125-89 

Income through Superintendent 342.50 

Rebate on Telephone Calls 2.50 

Rebate from Sunday School Annual Dinner 7.00 

Refund from Durham Ministerial Association 20.00 

Offering at Sunday School Clinic i5-73 

Total Receipts , $10,512.51 

Total Cash available during year $12,282.09 

Disbursements : 

H. S. Mumford, Salary $ 3,000.00 

H. S. Mumford, House Allowance 800.00 

H. S. Mumford, Car Allowance 425.00 

Shirley Blackley, Salary 326.00 

Mrs. C. A. Maddry, Salary 523.50 

Expense of Mumfords in Initial Visits to Durham 45.00 

Telephone 183.88 

Park View Building Fund 1,300.00 

Printing 539.07 

Postage 170.00 

Office Supplies 662.33 

Rent 360.00 

Associational Clerk 100.00 

Moving Expenses for Mumfords 162.50 

Equipment and Remodeling of Office 601.71 

Expense to Southern Baptist Convention for Supt 130.70 

Expense to Sunday School Convention for Booth .... 30.00 

Expense to Ridgecrest for Perry (Clerk) 27.62 

Reception for Mumfords 20.80 

Training Union expenses 133.02 



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Sunday School expenses 13.00 

Vacation Bible School supplies & speaker 49.10 

Brotherhood supplies 18.54 

Repairing Tent at Park View 15.00 

Miscellaneous expense 23.67 

Total expenses $ 9,660.44 

Cash on Hand, September 30, 1954 $ 2,621.65 



BUDGET FOR THE YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October, 1954-September, 1955 

1. Salaries 

Superintendent of Missions $ 4,500.00 

Clerk 100.00 

$ 4,600.00 

2. Office Expense 

Rent and Secretary 3,120.00 

Telephone 150.00 

Postage 150.00 

Equipment and supplies 250.00 

3,670.00 

3. Other Expenses 

Superintendent's traveling expense 600.00 



Housing allowance i 



200.00 



Retirement 160.00 

Convention expense 200.00 

Printing (including minutes) 600.00 

2,760.00 

4. Missions 

Sunday School 100,00 

Training Union 200.00 

Brotherhood 100.00 

Association project 250.00 

Park View Church Building 1,200.00 

Church expansion 500.00 

Incidentals 120.00 

$ 2,470.00 
$13,500.00 



REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF YATES W. M. U. 

I have visited sixteen Churches in the Yates Association this past year. During 
1953 and 1954 I have presided over four Executive Meetings with an average of 
twenty-five present. At one of the four meetings twenty-three Presidents were present 
at Watts Street Baptist Church on August 21, 1954. We also had a Youth Rally 
in August, 1954 at Bethesda Baptist Church with 201 present. During Sunbeam 
Focus Week August 12 to August 17 we met at Temple Baptist Church with eighty- 



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six Sunbeams and their leaders present. We had Miss Beverly Neilson, State Sunbeam 
Leader, with us that evening. 

As we of the Association look back over the past year I believe our most out- 
standing accomplishment has been our Young People's work. 

For four quarters of this year the thirty-nine Churches have been ioo% reported. 
Dr. M. T. Rankin once said, "We have done little because we have unconsciously 
put the task of world missions in a small place in our interest and thinking. We 
must take it out of this bracket and put it up at the top of the important affairs of 
life." God expects us to seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. E. T. Newton, 
Superintendent. 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 

Since its organization, the Yates Baptist Association has stood high in the records 
of the Baptist State Convention in number of Vacation Bible Schools held in our 
churches. The great increase during the past year in the number of Standard Schools 
and in the high quality of work done in all schools is indicative of the importance 
of trained workers, long-range planning and broader vision. Recognizing the im- 
portance of training the young people in our local churches, we suggest that we 
do all in our power to step-up, even higher, the quantity and quality of Vacation 
Bible School work in 1954-55. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Harrell B. Perry, 

Vacation Bible School Superintendent 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TRAINING UNION 
OF YATES ASSOCIATION 



COMPARATIVE REPORT OF TRAINING UNION WORK 



ITEM Year 1950-51 


1951-52 


1952-53 


1953-54 


No. Training Unions 


30 


34 


33 


35 


Training Union Enrollment 


2762 


3445 


3775 


4005 


No. Standard Unions Reported 


9 


2 





2 


No. Churches with fully graded T. U 


24 


34 


33 


34 


No. Churches with Departmentalized T. U. 


3 


10 


14 


16 


New Units organized during the year 


9 


55 


15 


9 


No. Churches requesting T. U. Awards .... 


17 


40 


40 


40 


No. T. U. Study Course Awards requested 


969 


1452 


1569 


2029 


No. Churches with Youth Week 


4 


9 


13 


16 


Letters and Cards written by Ass'n. Officers 


1 2 10 


1108 


824 


1 1 1 7 


Telephone Calls made by Ass'n. Officers . . . 


423 


451 


337 


249 


Miles Traveled by Ass'n. Officers 


4709 


3000 


2393 


2233 


Total Associational T. U. Expense 


$64.58 $ 


184.66 


$68.94 , 


M36.47 


Total Attendance at Ass'n. T. U. Meetings 


2081 


2440 


21 10 


2461 


"M" Night Attendance 


500 


305 


597 


625 



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ASSOCIATIONAL TOURNAMENT WINNERS 
Juniors 

Bethesda — Sylvia Freeman (Regional and State Winner) 

Sandra Stallings (Regional and State Winner) 
Yates — Bennie Elliott (Regional and State Winner) 
Temple — Bill Maddry (Regional and State Winner) 

Carol Christian (Regional and State Winner) 
Park View — Sandra Thomas (Regional and State Winner) 

Rhea Lineburger (Regional and State Winner) 
Olive Chapel — Ann Sesson (Regional and State Winner) 
Lowes Grove — Linda Carver (Regional and State Winner) 

Ronnie Carver (Regional and State Winner) 
First — Bennie Brockwell (Regional and State Winner) 

Katy Thornburg (Regional and State Winner) 

Intermediates 

Angier — Robert Parnell (First Place in Association) 
Calvary — Fay Brantley (Second Place in Association) 
Yates — Faye Daniels (Third Place in Association) 
Edgemont — Billie Peele (Fourth Place in Association) 

Young Peofle 

Holloway — Rachel Kerr (First Place in Association) 
First — Eleanor Helms (Second Place in Association) 
Grey Stone — Betty Jane Hall (Third Place in Association) 
Yates — Rose Kearney (Fourth Place in Association) 

A dults 

Holloway St. — Milton Anderson (First Place in Association) 

Grace — Charles Hulin (Second Place in Association) 

Grey Stone — Mrs. Lonnie Howell (Third Place in Association) 

Hymn Festival 

Yates — ^Junior Choir (Regional Winner) 

Primary Choir (Regional Winner) 
Bethesda — Intermediate Choir (Regional Winner) 
First — ^Junior Choir (Regional and State Winner) 
Grey Stone — Double Quartet (Regional and State Winner) 

Chancel Choir (Regional and State Winner) 

Caroliers (Regional and State Winner) 

TRAINING UNION MEETINGS AND ATTENDANCE 



October 13 Clinic (Edgemont) 45 2 

December 10 "M" Night (Grey Stone) 625 

March 23 Tournament Night (Yates) 775 

June 22 Picnic (Braggtown) 380 

July 13 Retreat for Young People 200 

Four Quarterly Executive Committee Meetings 29 

Total Attendance 2461 



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ATTENDANCE AND EFFICIENCY BANNER WINNERS 

October — Attendance: Cedar Fork 38.8%, Calvary 55.8%} Efficiency: Cedar 
Fork 59% 

December — ^Attendance: Mt. Herman 100%, Hollo way 49.5%} Efficiency: Dur- 
ham Memorial 82% 

March — Attendance: Lowe's Grove 44.4%, Yates 71.9%; Efficiency: Holloway 
St. 71% 

June — Attendance: Lowe's Grove 40%, Calvary 40%; Efficiency: Holloway St. 
69% 



CHURCHES WITHOUT TRAINING UNIONS 

Alston Avenue Pleasant Hill Red Mountain 

Bells Roberson Grove 



Total Number of Study Course Awards Requested by Churches 



Church 



1952-53 1953-54 



Bells 



Durham Memorial 
Ebenezer 



First 



Grace 



Church 



2,029 

^952-53 1953-54 



I 


2 


Immanuel 


4 


33 




6 


2 


Lowes Grove 


29 


22 


Lystra 


76 


35 


Mt. Gilead 


27 


33 


Mt. Hermon 


62 


94 


Mt. Pisgah 


31 


19 


Mt. Moriah 


21 


30 


Olive Branch 


50 


76 




31 


44 


Park View 


65 


119 


Plain View 


38 


65 


Pleasant Hill 


15 


8 


Red Mountain 


27 


171 


Roberson Grove 


82 


158 


Rose of Sharon 


23 


83 




52 


106 


Watts 


27 


55 


West wood 


04 


104 


Yates 



81 


47 


4 


54 


36 


55 


29 


2 1 


2 I 


25 


33 


37 


28 


36 


36 


29 


15 


9 


8 


62 


1 1 


43 


19 


50 


4 


4 


6 


6 


3 


5 


15 


36 


52 


59 




I 


31 


40 


07 


151 



Theme for 1954-1955 "Be Strong in the Lord" 



OBJECTIVES FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR 1954- 195 5 

1. Effective use of Standards to produce Efficiency-Standard Unions 

2. YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CHURCH taught to all new church members 

3. A Training Union in each church 

4. Tournament participation urged in all unions 

5. A Training Union Study Course in each church 

October-November— 5 TEWARDSHIP EMPHASIS 
February-March— 50 t/L WINNING EMPHASIS 

6. Youth Week observed in each church 



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7. Christian Home Week observed in each church 

8. Summer Assemblies promoted with each Director being sent by local church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Nannie Mae Herndon 

REPORT OF 

ASSOGIATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT 

(1953-54) 

During this Sunday School year we have had four regular meetings. These meet- 
ings were held at the following churches: Gorman, Edgemont, Watts Street and First. 
The attendance at these meetings was just "fair." We plan to build attendance this 
year. 

In addition to the regular meetings, we had a Sunday School banquet in February 
at Harvey's Cafeteria with about 130 in attendance. This was so much a success 
that many wish it to become an annual affair. It may be. 

Mrs. Gordon Chandler led our Association in a B-day at Angier Ave. with her 
usual zest and all those present profited greatly. The program included many prac- 
tical hints for improvement in provision for and teaching our children. 

Our workers attended various Associational, State and Southwide meetings. Our 
Superintendent attended the Southwide Sunday School Clinic in Atlanta, Ga. (Some 
others from our Association attended this meeting also.) Some of us attended a 
State wide Clinic at First Church, Charlotte. Some of us attended the State wide 
Vacation Bible School Clinic at Fruitland. 

The Associational Vacation Bible School "one-day" meeting was a great success. 
Mrs. Harrell Perry has proved her worth as Associational Vacation Bible School 
Superintendent. When all the reports are in we hope to have more than 40 Vacation 
Bible Schools for the year. 

In the report for last year. Dr. Willis Bennett offered the suggestions from the 
officers of 1953 to the newly elected officers and all Sunday Schools of the Associa- 
tion. These suggestions were: (i) Let every church adopt an enrollment goal and 
plan necessary steps leading to the enlistment of prospects. (2) Every church should 
become fully organized with needed officers and teachers and with a Cradle Roll and 
Extension Department. (3) Mission or Branch Sunday Schools should be organized 
where needed. (4) Every church should have at least one Training School annually. 

In our efforts to carry out these suggestions we have been only partially successful. 
Of our 40 churches little more than half of the reports were up-to-date at our Victory 
meetings but of these, 12 reported reaching or going over their goal for the "Million 
More In '54" attempt. Our Cradle Roll and Extension Department leaders have 
made definite efforts to get new Cradle Roll and Extension departments oganized. 
Our reports are not complete at this writing, but these two leaders feel that our 
churches should do more in this line of work. One Mission Sunday School has been 
reported. First Baptist Church has done some real work in this way. As for Train- 
ing, we feel that all of our faces should be red. Temple leads with a total reported 
of 92 Study Course awards. All forty churches together reported only 492 with some 
churches reporting not a single one. We feel this is a key to any failure we might 
have made. 



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Since our new officers have not had a meeting as yet, we have only general plans 
for the future. These are: (i) To create more interest in and better attendance at 
our regular Associational meetings at which all Associational officers will have con- 
ferences with their groups. (2) To cooperate with our Superintendent of Missions 
and Moderator in whatever they wish our Sunday Schools to do. (3) To get and 
use reports from our churches on a monthly basis. (4) To meet in an Associational 
Sunday School officers planning meeting once per month if at all possible. (5) To 
begin this year with a study of ASSOCIATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK, by 
J. N. Barnett, with all Associational Sunday School workers attending. 

We call for your cooperation and offer our help in any way that will make our 
Sunday Schools more efficient in their work of teaching the Word to the Glory of 
God and the edification of His people. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Alex L. Booth, Jr., Supt. 

REPORT ON THE BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

The North Carolina Baptist Hospital was incorporated in 1922 and received its 
first patient on May 28, 1923. During 21 years the healing ministry of the hospital 
has been extended to thousands of sick people. 

Originally planned as a 100 bed hospital, the institution has been enlarged through 
the years to care for more people. The medical school of Wake Forest College was 
built adjoining the hospital in 1941. 

Above ten thousand patients were cared for in Baptist Hospital during the past 
year, and thousands more were cared for in the clinic. Service patients are cared 
for by the Mother's Day offering, various health and welfare agencies, the Duke 
Endowment, and individual gifts. These service patients often have little or no 
money and must have the help of Baptists if they are to receive medical help. 

The Department of Religion of the hospital and medical school is growing more 
efiFective as a part of the life and work of the institution. This department seeks 
through its ministry to help make the Baptist Hospital a genuinely Christian insti- 
tution of healing and teaching. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert L. Costner 

CLERK'S NOTES 

There are twenty-seven Ordained Ministers belonging to Yates Association Churches 
other than pastors. Grace and Mount Pisgah both dedicated new buildings on Sep- 
tember 12, 1954. Berea built church hut for $3,000.00 and purchased Baldwin Organ. 
Lowe's Grove purchased lot and started building fund for parsonage. Cedar Fork 
paid off indebtedness and joined relief and annuity. Westwood finished paying for 
parsonage and started plans for a new building. Cheek Heights enlarged and re- 
decorated sanctuary and organized Brotherhood. Lystra remodeled community house 
on church grounds for Beginner, Primary and Junior Sunday School rooms and pur- 
chased parsonage. The parsonage at Ephesus was remodeled. Lowe's Grove de- 
partmentalized their Sunday School. At Calvary the Training Union was depart- 
mentalized and plans formulated to construct sanctuary and parsonage. Mount Gilead 



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installed water system, enlarged and beautified cemetery. Guess Road deposited 
$5,416.63 into their building- fund and started plans for a new sanctuary. At Hollo- 
way Street they bought house and lot adjoining church property, remodeled Sunday 
School plant and graded the Sunday School, and purchased a Baldwin Organ. 

PLAGE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

Your Place and Preacher Committee submit to you the following report: 

I. That this Association hold its 1955 sessions — 

I. On Tuesday, October 25, at the Yates Baptist Church, and 

on Wednesday, October 26, at the Cedar Fork Baptist Church. 

II. That— 

1. The preacher for the 1955 meeting be the Rev. Robert L. Costner, pastor 
of the Westwood Baptist Church, and 

2. The alternate preacher be the Rev. Warren Carr, pastor of the Watts 
Street Baptist Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. Fred Lipe, Chairman 

C. H. Collie 

E. Lamar Kincaid 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

The resolutions committee appointed by the moderator wishes to present the follow- 
ing report: That whereas the 6th Annual Session of the Yates Baptist Association has 
been a profitable one, and whereas we are greatly indebted to many friends for its 
success, therefore 

Be it resolved: 

First, that we express our thanks to the members of Bells and Watts Street Churches 
and to their respective pastors, David Poe and Warren Carr, for their fine hospitality. 

Second, that we express our appreciation to and heartily commend our moderator, 
Mr. R. D. Holleman for the effective way he presided over our meetings, and to the 
clerk, Mr. Harrell Perry. 

Third, that we express our appreciation to the program committee for the very 
informative and inspirational program. 

Fourth, that we give special thanks to those who arranged and rendered special 
music and to our speakers for the very fine messages. 

Fifth, that we express our appreciation to those who have compiled and presented 
reports. 

Sixth, that this Association express its appreciation and urge an ever increasing 
support for the ministry of the Department of Pastoral Care at our North Carolina 
Baptist Hospital. 

Seventh, Be it further resolved, that the members of this 6th Annual Session of 
the Yates Baptist Association convey to Brother C. C. Smith sincere appreciation 
and thanks for his long years of service in the ministry as Pastor of Edgemont Baptist 
Church and for his contribution to the Yates Baptist Association, as its first secretary, 



Yates Baptist AssoaATioN 



43 



which position he held for four years, and as historian, which position he still holds. 
That the Clerk be instructed to forward a copy of this resolution to Brother C. C. 
Smith. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James S. Taylor, Chairman 
Dennis W. Hockaday 
Mrs. V. C. Jones 



44 



Sixth Annual Session 



Our Beloved Dead 

Alston Avenue: Mrs. Charlie Gates. 

Angier Avenue: E. H. Boyd, Mrs. Maggie Fowler, James Gooch, Mrs. B. 
M. Gregory, Miss Sallie Hackney, P. W. Hayes, Mrs. A. H. Knight, 
Luther Lester, Mrs. J. E. Lewis, C. R. Luquire, Mrs. Sarah Maynard, 
Mrs. S. A. Maynard, Mrs. G. E. Morgan, Mrs. Delbert Rhamy, Mrs. 
Delia Simmons, L. E. Vickers, Mrs. Leta Williams. 

Bells: Mrs. Myrtle Darnell, Mrs. Earlie Hunt, Mrs. Annie McCoy. 

Berea: G. Cleveland Cooke (Deacon), Mrs. Myrtle Darnell. 

Bethesda: Mrs. Mildred Bass, Mrs. Mattie Clements, Mrs. R. M. Ferrell, 
Mrs. John Morris, Mr. Emmett Glenn. 

Braggtown: R. N. Baer, Mrs. S. A. Carter, Mrs. J. H. McGhee, Mrs. Bessie 
Lowe. 

Cedar Fork: O. F. Beasley, T. L. Grubbs, Miss Carrie Hopson, Robert Clair 
Walton. 

Cheek Heights: Wiley King, Mrs. Ann Shook, Mrs. W. W. Watson. 
Durham Memorial: C. E. Clements, Victor T. Patrick. 

Ebenezer: Mrs. Sudie Ball, Mrs. Maggie Cates, Mrs. Marion Gates, Buck 
Garrard. 

Edgemont: P. T. Barbour, Miss Delia Blake, L A. Cain, Mrs. R. B. Fergu- 
son, Mrs. J. R. Goss, Mrs. Bessie Poe Harris, A. S. Mangum, Mrs. Dora 
McDade, Mrs. Mattie Ricks. 

Faith: Mrs. J. M. Elliott, Mrs. W. A. Mitchell. 

First: Hubert B. Belvin, Germain Bernard, Mrs. S. B. Blackman, Henry 
C. DuBois, Roy L. Farthing, Mrs. J. H. Hall, Homer Montsinger, Mrs. 
W. F. Mullerscheon, Leon S. Nichols, Miss Lillie Mae Poteat, Mrs. 
R. H. Rigsbee. 

Gorman: Jessie N. Bennett, Mrs. O. L. Daniel, Mrs. T. S. Daniel, Mrs. 
Sallie Perry. 

Grace: A. W. Gaboon, Mrs. J. C. Gurrin, E. F. Dement, Mrs. G. M. Man- 
gum, Mrs. G. R. Marcom, D. G. Smith. 



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45 



Our Beloved Dead 

Grey Stone: L. Y. Bridgers, A. J. Crabtree, S. G. Johnson, Mrs. M. O. 
Lane, Robert Lewis, Mrs. W. R. Malone, Mrs, W. P. Phillips, Sr., 
Mrs. C. H. Pickaar, Mrs. Floyd Watson. 

HoUoway Street: Mrs. O. G. Dickerson, Mrs. Mittie Dillard, C. D. Hill, 
S. O. Porter, Mrs. D. M. Rivenbark, Ira T. Thomas, C. W. Wethington. 

Lakewood: Mrs. W. E. Howard, Siebert Scrogham. 

Lowe's Grove: Charlie C. Fletcher. 

Lystra: E. C. Bennett, Mrs. E. J. Dollar, Mrs. A. J. Rigsbee, Joseph 
Williams. 

Mt. Gilead: Mrs. Sallie Ellington. 

Mt. Moriah: Will E. Carroll, W. L. Markham, Mrs. Hattie Weaver. 
Mt. Pisgah: Mrs. C. C. Davis, Mrs. Emma Yates. 
Olive Branch: W. H. Nichols. 

Olive Chapel: E. Lawson Goodwin, R. A. Lawrence, H. M. Olive, Mrs. 
J. M. Ragan. 

Pleasant Hill: Lee Copeland, Elmer Corhn. 
Roberson Grove: Charles Roby Johnson. 

Rose of Sharon: Mrs. Callie Brewer, Mrs. Hazel Dorritty. 

Temple: John W. Campbell, J. T. Christian (Deacon), Mrs. Mattie Grump- 
ier, Ed Crutchfield, Mrs. Raymond H. Holt, Ernest M. Jernigan, Mrs. 
Worth L. King, Rufus R. Morgan, Mrs. Henry Nissen, Miss Bessie 
Pickett, Mrs. Hannah Pickett. 

Watts Street: Mrs. W. H. Crutchfield, Mrs. B. W. Fassett, Mrs. Frank 
Hamilton, Mrs. Vivian Pugh. 

Westwood: H. P. McMahon. 

Yates: Mrs. Roy Collins, Mrs. Betty Garrett, Mrs. M. A. High, Herbert 
Kirkland, Mrs. R. E. Paschall, Mrs. Floyd Pickett, W. W. Speed. 



Church Directory 

MINISTERS OTHER THAN REGULAR PASTORS 



Name 



Anderson, Milton W 

Belcher, Posey 

Boney, Rev. L. B 

Booth, Alex L., Jr 

Byrd, Harry E 

Calloway, Tucker N 

Collins, Dr. Trela D 

Creamer, Boyce H 

Dalehite, R. H 

Ferrell.E. E., Jr 

Gardner, Robert G 

Kirklaud, Harold 

Marshall, Frank H 

Mumford, Hubert S 

Nichols, H. L 

Parkes, Chaplain Klein E. 

Riggs, 0. L 

Sally, Aubrey 

Sears, H. C 

Shacklette, B. M 

Smith, Charles C 

Stone. H. W 

Teel, Z. B., Sr 

Via, Dan 

WatHns, H. C 

Woodcock, Waldo 

Yonker, T. W 



801 Cleveland St., Durham 

Rt. 6, Durham 

113 Cheek St., Durham 

718 - 15th St., Durham 

Rt. 3, Durham 

Fukuoka City, Japan 

109 Lavender St., Durham 

Rt. 1, Durham 

Rt. 1, Hillsboro 

208 W. Trinity Ave., Durham. . . 

1607 Dexter St., Durham 

209 H Hardee St., Durham 

313 Alexander Ave., Durham. . . 

113 Herbert St., Durham 

Rt. 6, Durham 

Veterans Hospital, Durham 

1205 N. Mangum St., Durham. . 

Philadelphia, Penn 

Rt. 3, Apex 

511 Jackson St., Durham 

114 E. Seeman St., Durham. . . . 

2302 Club Blvd., Durham 

2712 Fairview Rd., Durham 

B-3-A University Apts., Durham 

2538 Ross Rd., Durham 

2505 B. St., Durham 

1012 Minerva Ave., Durham 



Church 



Holloway Street. . . 
Durham Memorial. 

Park View 

Grey Stone 

Mt. Pisgah 

First 

Watts Street 

Mt. Moriah 

Immanuel 

Yates 

First 

Holloway Street . . . 

Immanuel 

Holloway Street . . . 

Olive Branch 

Temple 

First 

First 

Mt. Pisgah 

Temple 

First 

First 

Holloway Street. . . 

Watts Street 

Durham Memorial. 

Grey Stone 

Angier Avenue. . . . 



Work (occupation) 



Student 
Newspaper 

Minister of Education 



Missionary 
Public Relations 



Assistant Pastor 
Student 

Minister of Music 
Newspaper 

Yates Supt. of Missions 



Chaplain 
Retired 



Photography 
Retired 
Retired 
Retired 



Inactive 
Student 
Student 



DIRECTORS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 



Church 



Name 



Address 



Angier Avenue 

Durham Memorial 

Gorman 

Grace 

Grey Stone 

Watts Street 



Mrs. Harrell B. Perry. . 
Mrs. J. W. Warren, Jr. 

Miss Jean Jeffries 

Miss Ruth Harper 

Rev. Alex L. Booth, Jr, 
Miss Wilma Lovins . . . . 



2093^ W. Trinity Ave., Durham 
115 Adams St., Durham 
Rt. 5, Box 344A, Durham 
1703 Avondale Dr., Durham 
718 Fifteenth St., Durham 
912 Lambeth Circle, Durham 



MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 



Name 



Street Address 



City 



Bartholomew, Charles. . 

Butler, WilliaDi W 

Noell, Ray Jones 

Parrish, N. Terry 

Pierce, Gerald 

E-obert, E. T., Jr 

Weatherspoon, R. L., Jr 



Parrish Place. . . 
892 Louise Circle 
1010 Roxboro St. 
Rt. 3, Box 232-A 
1809 James St... 
1511 E. Main St. 
110 Youngs Ave. 



Durham 
Durham 
Durham 
Durham 
Durham 
Durham 
Durham 



MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 

There were no ministers ordained this year. 



STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 



Name 



Church 



School 



Barrett, Robert 

Bartholomew, Charles. . 

Belcher, Posey 

Dorman, Charles 

Ferrell, E. E 

Gardner, Robert G 

Hogan, Tommy 

Hollon, Ellis, Jr 

Hulin, Charles, III 

King, Phillip 

McCollough, Larry 

McLaurin, Horace 

Norman, L. A 

O'Brient, Clarence 

Pickett, Billy 

Pierce, Gerald 

Roberts, E. T., Jr 

Rogers, Gray 

Seagroves, Bobby 

Stone, Ted 

Travis, Robert Felts.... 
Weatherspoon, R. L., Jr 
Yonker, T. W 



First 

Lakewood 

Durham Memorial 

Bethesda 

Yates 

First 

Grey Stone 

First 

Grace 

Grey Stone 

Braggtown 

Angier Avenue . . . . 
Red Mountain . . . . 

Braggtown 

Angier Avenue. . . . 

Lakewood 

Edgemont 

Angier Avenue . . . . 
Holloway Street . . . 
Holloway Street. . . 

Bethesda 

Edgemoiit 

Angier Avenue. . . . 



Duke University 
Wake Forest College 

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Duke University 

Wake Forest College 

Duke University 

Wake Forest College 

Wake Forest College 

Wake Forest College 

Wake Forest College 

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Wake Forest College 

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Wake Forest College 

New Orleans Seminary 

Duke University 

Campbell College 

Wake Forest College 

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Wake Forest College 

Duke University 



PIANIST OR ORGANIST 



Church 



Name 



Alston Avenue. . . . 

Angier Avenue 

Bells 

Berea 

Bethesda 

Braggtown 

Calvary 

Cedar Fork 

Cheek Heights 

Durham Memorial 

Ebenezer 

Edgemont 

Ephesus 

Faith 

First 

Gorman 

Grace 

Grey Stone 

Guess Road 

HoUoway Street . . 

Immanuel 

Lakewood 

Lowe's Grove 

Lystra 

Mount Gilead .... 
Mount Hermon. . . 

Mount Moriah 

Mount Pisgah .... 

Olive Branch 

Olive Chapel 

Park View 

Plainview 

Pleasant Hill 

Red Mountain. . . . 
Roberson Grove. . 
Rose of Sharon . . . 

Temple 

Watts Street 

Westwood 

Yates 



Miss Bessie Mann 

Mrs. T. W. Yonker. . . . 
Mrs. Clarence Goodwin 
Miss Joyce Massey .... 
Mrs. Richard Tilley . . . 
Mrs. B. R. Thompson. . 

Mrs. J. R. Joyner 

Mrs. Warren Harris . . . 
Miss Betty Hancock. . . 
Mrs. Glen J. Farrell... 

Mrs. Lois Harder 

Mrs. C. R. Pickett. . . . 

Miss Peggy King 

Miss Merita Keith 

John Laverty 

Mrs. Peggy Thomerson 
Miss Valeria Wallace . . 
Mrs. Waldo Woodcock. 
Miss Thelma Browning 
Miss Shirley Blackley. . 
Mrs. Dorothy Williford 
Mrs. Earl Burnette. . . . 
Miss Gwen Shepherd . . 
Mrs. Harrison Hunt . . . 

Mrs. R. E. Ward 

Miss Ann Harris 

Mrs. L. T. Bridgers.... 

Miss Isabel 1 Yates 

Miss Velma Sherron . . . 
Mrs. Carl Goodwin .... 

Mrs. Fred Wolf 

Mrs. Vivian Royster. . . 
Mrs. Clarence Rogers. . 

Joyce Tilley 

Mrs. C. H. Johnson 

Mrs. Boyd Browning . . 
Miss Charlotte Ford. . . 

Miss Betty Hill 

Mrs. James R. Gibson . 
Mrs. Carl Bishop 



Cook Rd., Durham 

1012 Minerva Ave., Durham 
Rt. 3, Apex 

Rt.* 3, Durham 
708 Peyton Ave., Durham 
401 E. Club Blvd., Durham 
605 Midway Ave., Durham 
Malbourne Hotel, Durham 
2201 E. Geer St., Durham 

1013 Sixth St., Durham 
Box 272, Hillsboro 

Rt. 1, Box 206, Durham 
Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 
Rt. 6, Durham 

1006 North St., Durham 
3015 E. Geer St., Durham 
1703 Avondale Dr., Durham 
2505 B St., Durham 

2763 Guess Rd., Durham 

1007 Park Ave., Durham 
University, N. C. 

908 Arnette Ave., Durham 

Rt. 3, Durham 

Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 

Rt. 1, Pittsboro 

Rt. 5, Box 141, Durham 

1211 Gilbert St., Durham 

Rt. 3, Apex 

Rt. 4, Durham 

Rt. 3, Apex 

2413 Banner St., Durham 

Rt. 6, Ferrell Rd., Durham 

Rt. 1, Pittsboro 

Timberlake, N. C. 

Rt. 6, Box 247, Durham 

3025 Rose of Sharon Rd., Durham 

2101 Englewood Ave., Durham 

800 Watts St., Durham 

2205 Wilson St., Durham 

Rt. 1, Pickett Rd., Durham 



CHURCH LIBRARIANS 



Church 



Name 



Address 



Angier Avenue 
Bethesda . . . . , 
Braggtown . . . , 

Edgemont 

Gorman 

Grey Stone. . . 
Lowe's Grove. 

Lystra 

Olive Chapel . . 
Watts Street. . 



Miss Doris Daniels . . 
Mrs. Emerson Page. . 
Mrs. R. D. Holleman 
Miss Carolyn Yates. . 
Miss Nancy Thomas. 
Mrs. Roy R. Lewis. . 

Mrs. P. J. Rich 

Mrs. J. G. Bennett . . 
Miss Lydia Ragan. . . 
Miss Katherine Day. 



2402 Proctor Rd., Durham 
Rt. 4, Box 218, Durham 
1110 N. Gregson St., Durham 
1001 Alma St., Durham 
Rt. 5, Box 453, Durham 
720 Fifteenth St., Durham 
Rt. 3, Durham 
Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 
Rt. 1, New Hill 
512 Watfs St., Durham 



CHOIR DIRECTORS 



Church 



Name 



Angier Avenue 

Bells 

Berea 

Bethesda 

Braggtown 

Calvaiy 

Cedar Fork 

Cheek Heights. . . . 
Durham Memorial 

Ebenezer 

Edgemont 

Faith 

First 

Gorman 

Grace 

Grey Stone 

Guess Road 

HoUoway Street . . 

Immanuel 

Lakewood 

Lowe's Grove 

Lystra 

Mt. Gilead 

Mt. Herman 

Mt. Moriah 

Mt. Pisgah 

Olive Branch 

Olive Chapel 

Park View 

Plainview 

Pleasant Hill 

Rose of Sharon . . . 

Temple 

Watts Street 

Westwood 

Yates 



Mrs. Hubert T. Woods. 
Mrs. Eustace Horton . . 

Genie Shepherd 

Mrs. A. H. Best 

Mrs. N. R. Hunter.... 

Mrs. E. T. Tatum 

Mrs. G. W. Naylor. . . . 

Earl Anderson 

Mrs. Dot Loftis 

Mrs. Nell Watkins 

Mrs. James Humphries 

Burnice Smith 

John Laverty 

Miss Jean Jeffries 

Miss Valeria Wallace . . 

Mrs. Roy B. Lewis 

Don Richardson 

Rev. Harold Kirkland . 
Mrs. Dorothy Williford 

Louis Blalock 

Charles Caudill 

Donald Parrish 

Edd Carpenter 

0. A. Couch 

Mrs. Clyde Carroll, Jr.. 
Mrs. Lucille Horton . . . 

Morris W. Currin 

Mrs. Carl Goodwin. . . . 

E. C. Baker 

Harry Padgett 

Mrs. Emma Ellis 

W. W. Scott 

John P. Waggoner 

Miss Betty Hill 

Mrs. R. L. Terrell 

Mrs. Charles F. Smith . 



1702 Shawnee St., Durham 
Rt. 3, Apex 
Rt. 3, Durham 
Rt. 4, Durham 

2423 Shenandoah Ave., Durham 

811 Pleasant Dr., Durham 

Rt. 1, Morrisville 

2606 Highland Ave., Durham 

2605 Acadia St., Durham 

Hillsboro 

908 Flora St., Durham 

Rt. 6, Durham 

1006 North St., Durham 

Rt. 5, Box 344A, Durham 

No. 7 Beverly Apts., Durham 

720 Fifteenth St., Durham 

918 W. Trinity Ave., Durham 

209,^ Hardee St., Durham 

University, N. C. 

2724 Roxboro Rd., Durham 

Box 1064, Duke Station, Durham 

Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 

Rt. 1, Pittsboro 

Rt. 1, Durham 

Rt. 1, Durham 

Rt. 3, Apex 

Rt. 4, Wake Forest 

Rt. 3, Apex 

2610 Elgin St., Durham 
Wake Forest 
Rt. 1, Pittsboro 
Rt. 2, Guess Rd., Durham 
1017 Lakewood Ave., Durham 
800 Watts St., Durham 
2107 Sprunt St., Durham 
2818 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham 



VISUAL EDUCATION DIRECTORS 



Church 



Name 



Angier Avenue 

Berea 

Braggtown 

Edgemont 

Grace 

Grey Stone . . . . 
Lowe's Grove . 
Olive Chapel . . 
Westwood 



Mrs. HarrellB. Perry. 

Harold S. Atkins 

Bill Blanchard 

Miss Virginia B. Hall . 
Miss Ruth Harper. ... 
Rev. Alex L. Booth, Jr 
Mrs. N. T. Parrish. . . 

T. B. Holland 

C. H. Poe, Sr 



209 W. Trinity Ave., Durham 
Rt. 3, Durham 
208 Hammond St., Durham 
1003 E. Main St., Durham 
1703 Avondale Dr., Durham 
718 Fifteenth St., Durham 
Rt. 3, Box 232-A, Durham 
Apex 

1109 Sixth St., Durham 



YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION HISTORICAL TABLE 
Organized November 7, 1948 



Date 



Place 

Ephesus 

Grey Stone 

Lowe's Grove 

Temple 

Edgemont 

Red Mountain 

Lystra 

Braggtown 

Mt. Pisgah 

Durham Memorial 

Bells 

Watts Street 



Moderator 
J. T. Edwards. . . 

John Knight 

R. D. HoUeman.. 

W. B. Carr 

W. B. Carr 

R. D. Holleman.. 



Clerk 
Rev. C. C. Smith 
James P. Morgan 
Calvin Knight . . . 
B. W. Rogers.... 
B. W. Rogers.... 
HarrellB. Perry. 



Preacher 



H. G. Hammett 
J. T. Lennon 
C. N. Royal 
Charles A. Maddry 
Fred G. Lipe 
Jack Wilder 



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LOCATION OF THE DURHAM CHURCHES 

ANGIER AVEIWE— Angler Avenue at 
Driver 

CHEEK HEIGHTS— Hardee St. (off 
the Oxford highway two miles 
fj:om Durham city limits) 
DURHAM MEa^'iORIAI^ake Forest Rd 
EDGEMONT — ^E^st Main Street. 
FIRST— Cleveland St. at 
Chapel Hill Street. 
GRACE-44angum St. & Trinity 
GDES3 ROAD— 2^2 Guess Rd. 
HOLLOWAI STREET— Holloway 
St. at Alma Street. 
IMMANUEL— Hillsboro Rd. at 
the Cole Mill Road. 
LAKB^OOD— 2100 Chapel HllD. 

Road. ■ 
TEMPLE— West Chapel Hill 
St. at Shepherd. 

WATTS STREET— Watts St. / 1^ K^J^fp^ 
at Urban Avenue. / j^'i I A 

WEST DURHAM— 2601 Hill- 5 \ '■ 
sboro Road. J } sl 

YATES— 2819 Chapel Hill' ' 
Road. 

CALVARY— 102 Lynn Rd 
(off the new Ralei^ # j \ n i. 
hi^way two miles A^/'/^-f^/l 
from city limits) 

WESTWOOD— 2031 
West Club Blvd. , nwh^Ji 
PARKVIEW— Corner / ''olt^?Yi« 
Acadia and hr^^K^^^^f^ 
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Map of the 
YATES BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 
as of 
November 1, 1953 



THE YATES 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

NORTH CAROLINA 

Seventh Annual Session 

1955 



The Yates 
Baptist Association 

NORTH CAROLINA 



Seventh Annual Session 
1955 



Held with Yates Baptist Church, Durham County, Tuesday, 
October 25, 1955; Cedar Fork Baptist Church, Durham County, 
Wednesday, October 26, 1955. 

Next session to be held with Gorman Baptist Church, Durham 
County, Tuesday, October 30, 1956; Berea Baptist Church, 
Durham County, Wednesday, October 31, 1956. 



Table of Contents 



Church Directory: page 

Church Librarians 66 

Choir Directors . 66 

Directors of Religious Education 63 

Ministers Licensed this Year 64 

Ministers Ordained this Year 64. 

Pianists or Org-anists 65 

Students for the Ministry 64 

Directors of \'"isual Education 67 

Committees ^ 5 

Constitution 11 

Directory of Association 3 

Historical Table , 67 

History of Berea Baptist Church 58 

Our Belov ED Dead 61 

Pastors Registered 10 

Proceedings 17 

Registered Messengers and Visitors 7 

Report Section : 

Associational Assembly Grounds 44 

Associational Board 36 

Baptist Hospital 43 

Baptist Orphanag-e 43 

Biblical Recorder 44 

Brotherhood 40 

Citizens' Committee on Good Go\ernment 46 

Constitution and By-Laws Committee 29 

Dig-est of Church Letters 36 

Extension Committee 30 

Finance Committee 31 

Foreign Missions 47 

Home Missions 50 

Juvenile Delinquency 41 

Nominating Committee 28 

North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging- 42 

Ordination Committee 49 

Place and Preacher Committee 49 

Relief and Annuity 45 

Resolutions Committee 48 

State Missions 51 

Sunday School Superintendent 33 

Superintendent of Missions 38 

Training l"'nion Director 34 

Statistical Tables 69 

W.M.r. Annual Meeting and Reports 52 

Y.\TES Baptist Associational Calendar of Activities 6 



Directory of the Association 
1955-1956 



YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OFFICERS 

Superintendent of Missions Rev. Hubert S. Muinford, 113 Herbert St., Durham 

Moderator Rev. Charles A. Maddry, 1405 Arnette Ave., Durham 

Vice-Moderator Rev. Dennis Hockaday, 2 i 5 E. Markham Ave., Durham 

Clerk Harrell B. Perry, 209^ W. Trinity Ave., Durham 

Treasurer Z. B. Teel, Jr., 2712 Fairview Rd., Durham 

Historian Rev. Z. B. Teel, Sr., 2712 Fairview Rd., Durham 

Auditor R. A. Cherry, 14 16 Dollar Ave., Durham 

Hospital Representative H. L. Furg-uson, 1818 Glendale Ave., Durham 

Baptist Home Representative K. U. Bryan, 12 14 Arnette x'Vve., Durham 

Biblical Recorder Rep Mrs. Ed. Gwin, 2302 Club Blvd., Durham 

Orphanag-e Representative J- J- Thornton, Glenn School Rd., Durham 

State General Board Member Rev. C. N. Royal, 301 N. Driver Ave., Durham 

THE ASSOCIATIONAL BOARD 

The Associational Board consists of the officers of the Association, the Associitional Si-nday School Superintendent, the 
Associational Training Union Director, the Associational Woman's Missionary Union President, the Associational Brother- 
hood President, the chairman of each Standing Committee, the Superintendent of Missions, each active pastor in the As- 
sociation and two lay members from each member church to be elected by the church. Listed below are the lay members 
elected by the churches: 



Church 


Name 


Address 


Alston Avenue 


D. C. Overman 


P.O. Box 2, East Durham 


Angier Avenue 


L. P. Seagroves, Jr. 
Leon Price 


207 S. Driver Ave., Durham 
1016 Park Ave., Durham 


Bells 






Berea 


Roy Atkins 
Winfred Burgess 


Rt. 3, Durham 
Rt. 3, Durham 


Bethesda 


D. J. Booth 

E. B. Britt 


1427 S. Miami Blvd., Durham 
Rt. 4, Box 186, Durham 


Braggtown 


R. D. Holleman 
Edwin B. Cements 


1110 N. Gregson St., Durham 
Rt. 5, Ryan St., Durham 


Calvary 


B. J. Griffin 
P. M. Holt 


309 Spring Rd., Durham 

2530 Wake Forest Rd., Durham 


Cedar Fork 


H. L. Page 
C. B. Jenkins 


Rt. 1 , Morrisville 
Rt. 1, Morrisville 


Cheek Heights 


James Brady 
C. H. Shelton 


2606 Ashe St., Durham 

210 Second Ave., Braggtown, Durham 


Durham Memorial 


James King 
J. Y. Allen 


103 Joyland Ave., Durham 
118 N. Junction Rd., Durham 


Ebenezer 


Victor Garrard 
James Harden 


Rt. ] , Hillsboro 
Box 272, Hillsboro 


Edgemont 


0. A. Johnson 
M. T. Mangum 


2715 E. Geer St., Durham 
104 Young .\ve., Durham 



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Seventh Annual Session 



Church 


Name 


.\ddiiess 


Ephesus 


B. W. Clark 
S. M. Greene 


Rt. 1, Durham 
Rt. ] . Durham 


Faith 






First 


B. W. Rogers 
George Poe 


206 Swift Ave., Durham 
831 Mangum St., Durham 


Gorman 


J. J. Thornton 
Harvey A. Wall 


Rt. 5, Box 463, Durham 
1606 E. Geer St., Durham 


Grace 


W. W. Sprouse 
Woodrow Lockamy 


Rt. 5, Box 223, D-rham 
906 N. Mangum St.. Durham 


Grey Stone 


Waldo Woodcock 
Kenneth L. Ferrell 


2601 Hillsboro Rd., Djrham 
2109 Englewood Ave., Durham 


Guess Road 


R. B. Ferguson 
George A. Foss 


2416 Guess R L, Durham 
2512 Guess Rd., Durham 


Holloway Street 


Wayne Nutt 
William ?. Daniel 


2716 Ashe St., Durham 
1004 Chester S+., Durham 


Immanuel 






Lakewood 


F. E. Ward 
W. A. Rowe 


1716 James St., Durham 
1519 James St., Durham 


Lowe's Grove 


Mrs. W. F. Herndon 
Paul E. Dismuke 


Rt. 3, Durham 
Rt. 3, Durham 


Lystra 


John A. Oldham 

Mrs. Seby Williams, Jr. 


Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 
42 Hamilton Rd., Glen Lennox, 
Chapel Hill 


Mount Gilead 


Eddie Carpe'iter 
Mrs. E. M. Carpenter 


Rt. 1 , Pittsboro 
Rt. 1 , Pittsboro 


Mount Hermon 


G. D. Clayton 
Clyde Webb 


Rt. 2, Durham 

Rt. 2, Cole Mill Rd., Durham 


Mount Moriah 


J. M. House 
Harvey Markham 


Rt. 1, Durham 
Rt. 1, Durham 


Mount Pisgah 






Olive Branch 


Herbert Perry 
W. A. Cheek" 


Durham 

215 Northwood Circle, Durham 


Olive Chapel 


Aaro-i Overton 
H. 0. Kelly 


Rt. 3, Apex 
Rt. 3, Apex 


Park View 


E. C. Baker 
Homer C. Jobe 


2610 El^in St., Durham 
2311 Glendale Ave., Durham 


Plain View 


G. T. Colcbugh 
Mrs. G. T. Colcbugh 


Rt. 6, Durham 
Rt. 6, Durham 


Pleasant Hill 






Red Mountain 


Mrs. Mangum Tilley 
Mrs. V. H. Blalock 


Rougemont 
Rougemont 


Roberson Grove 






Rose of Sharon 


J. L. Scott 
Mrs. J. L. Scott 


3150 Rose of Sharon Rd., Durham 
3150 Rose of Sharon Rd., Durham 


Temple 


D. R. Perrv 
Edwin L. Ball 


1120 Eia:hth S\, Durham 
1010 Sycamore St., Durham 


Watts Street 


W. E. Stanley 

Mrs. Wortham C. Lyon 


1108 N. Gregson St., Durham 
1010 Daciin Ave., Durham 


Westwood 


D. B. Oakley 
C. H. Poe, Sr. 


Rt. 1, Moreene Doirv Rd., Durham 
1109 Sixth St., Durham 


Yates 


H. W. Pickett, Jr. 
Carl Bishop 


2519 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham 
Rt. 1, Box 23, Durham 



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PAID EMPLOYEES 

The Superintendent of Missions is the only paid employee of the association at the 
present time and his name and address will be found in the Associational Directory. 

COMMITTEES, 1955-56 

Evangelism: Rev. James L. Pollard, Mr. Charles McKinnon, Rev, Jack Wilder, Rev. 

W. L. Pearson, Rev. Trela Collins. 
Ordinations : Rev. J. Marshall Walker, Rev. Benjamin Bruner, Rev. Fred Lipe. 
Music: Mr. John Laverty, Rev. Harold Kirkland, Mrs. J. R. Joyner. 
Good Government : Rev. Warren Carr, Rev. B. E. Morris, Mr. W. W. Green, Mr. 

S. M. Green, Rev. T. Max Linnens. 
FeLLowshif: Rev. C. N. Royal, Rev. Alex Booth, Mrs. H. S. Boyce, Rev. Z. B. Teel, Sr., 

Mr. Earl Anderson. 
Radio and Tele-vision : Worth Lutz, Sexton Wall, Leon Jones. 
Constitution: Rev. John Moore, Rev. H. A. Basden, Mr. Roger Upchurch. 
Resolutions : Rev. Kenneth Wilson, Mrs. George Watkins, Rev. Ralph Yarborough. 
Nominating: Rev. H. B. Anderson, Mrs. W. C. Lyon, Dr. R. B. Wilkins. 
Trustees: Mr. Ernest Booth, Mr. H. L. Ferguson, Mr. Stewart Riggsbee. 
Place and Preacher: Rev. C. E. Byrd, Rev. V. S. Dowd, Mrs. G. A. Foss. 
Finance: Mr. Robert HoUeman, Mr. Z. B. Teel, Jr., Mr. B. G. Brogden, Mr. M. S. 

Yarborough, Mr, R. E. Freeman. 
Missions: Rev. Dennis Hockaday, Mr. K. U. Bryan, Mrs. B. H. Milliard, Rev. Ches 

Smith, Rev. A. D. Frazier. 
Activities: Rev. Robert Dorr, Rev. Leo T, Bridgers, Miss Ruth Harper, Miss Nannie 

Mae Herndon, Dr. D. R. Perry, Mrs. E, T. Newton, Mr, Howard Foshee. 
Program: Mr. H. C. Bradshaw, Mr. R. T, Howerton, Rev. Robert Costner. 
Church Extension: Rev. James H. Pernell, Mr, Jethro Broadwell, Mr. V. P, McLaurin, 

ASSOCIATIONAL AUXILIARIES 

Sunday School Superintendent Howard Foshee, 1108 Seventh Ave,, Durham 

Training fnion Director Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Fayetteville Rd,, Durham 

Woman's Missionary L'nion Superintendent 

Mrs. E. T. Newton, 15 15 Hermitage Ct., Durham 
Brotherhood President Dr. D. R, Perry, 1120 Eighth St., Durham 



Calendar of Activities 



November 8 : Youth Special Service Fellowship and Associational R. A. Conclave. 

November 22: Associational Sunday School Night with Banquet at First. 

December 6: Training Union "M" Night, Yates. 

December i 3 : Associational Brotherhood Executive Committee. 

January 2-6: Bible Study Week ("Teachings of Jesus") — Dr. H. Leo Eddleman. 

January 10: Associational Brotherhood Meeting at Berea. 

January i 7 : Associational Sunday School Meeting, First. 

January 22-27: Sunday School Statewide Leadership Week, First, Durham. 

February i 3 : Y. W. A. Associational Night at First — Mrs. Gordon Maddrey, Speaker. 

February 13-17: Training L^nion Study Course, "Magnify Church Membership" Week. 

February 21: Associational Missions Night, Cheek Heights. 

March 11-18: Durham Area Revival. 

March i 3 : Associational Brotherhood and Executive Committee. 
March 20: Associational Training Union Tournament Night, Grace. 
April 1-8: Youth Week. 

April 10: Associational Brotherhood Meeting, Immanuel. 

April 1 7 : Associational Sunday School Meeting, Park View. 

April 24: Vacation Bible School Clinic, Olive Branch. 

April 29: Intermediate Day. 

Associational W. M. U. Meeting. 

Mav 22: Associational Missions Night at Lystra. 

June 1 2 : Social Guidance Retreat, Bethesda. 

June 19: Associational Training Union Picnic, Olive Chapel. 

July 10: i\ssociational Brotherhood "Man-Boy" Picnic, Mt. Moriah. 

July 1 6 : Associational Sunday School Night, Watts Street. 



Enrollment of Messengers 



Alston Avenue: Mrs. James Currin, Mrs. John Hamm, Mrs. D. C. Overman. 

Angier Avenue: Miss Gladys Batson, Mrs. Foy R. Crabtree, W. B. Fonville, Mrs. W. B. 
Fonville, C. D. Green, Mrs. C. D. Green, Mrs. T. E. Herndon, Mrs. Lillie May, 
U. P. McLaurin, Mrs. Ola Morris, Mrs. Lee Overman, Mrs. A. B. Stone. 

Bells: Eustace Horton, Mrs. Eustace Horton, Earl F. Parker, Mrs. Clay Scott. 

Berea: Mrs. Z. J. Lewter, J. F. Parrish, Mrs. J. F. Parrish, Genie E. Shepherd, Mrs. 
Genie E. Shepherd. 

Bethesda: Mrs. J. L. Carlton, Mrs. A. D. Frazier, Joseph F. Gantt, Charles Mayberry. 
Braggtown: Ralph R. Cooke, Mrs. Ralph R. Cooke, Mrs. T. G. Edwards, Robert D. 

Holleman, Mrs. E. T. Mangum, Sr., Mrs. P. B. Tippett, J, Allen Wood, Mrs. W. 

G. Young. 

Calvary: Mrs. Emma Proctor, Mrs. Calvin Speagle, Mrs. E. T. Tatuni, Mrs. Coy Wat- 
son, Mrs. Dollie Young. 

Cedar Fork: Mrs. J. L. Colclough, Mrs. W. B. Markham, H. L. Page, Mrs. H. L. Page, 
Mrs. Lorine Warren. 

Creek Heights: Mrs. Pearle Allen, Linda Hurst, Mrs. Alex Lesperance, Mrs. Vance 
Seals. 

Durham Memorial : Mrs. W. E. Andrews, Mrs. R, J. Lewter, Mrs. James Pernell, Mrs. 

J. W. Warren, Mrs. Katherine Whicker. 
Edgemont: Mrs. Odell Barbee, E. S. Duke, Virginia Belle Hall, Mrs. W. H. Hobgood, 

O. A. Johnson, Mrs. D. C. Markham, Mrs. E. S. Pearce, Mrs. A. D. Spain. 
Ebenezer: Mrs. James Harder, Mrs. R. E. Scarlette. 

Efhesus: Mrs. A. M. Blackwood, Mrs. B. W. Clark, Mrs. W. E. Elliott, Mrs. R. E. 

Hege, Lelia Mangum, Mrs. T. R. Scott. 
Faith: Mrs. E. B. Clayton, Mrs. H. P. Roberts, Mrs. B. A. Smith, Mrs. Vernon C. 

Smith. 

First: John Laverty, Mrs. John Laverty, E. R. Green, Lenna Pleasants, B. W. Rogers. 
Gorman: Mrs. J. L. Aiken, Mrs. M. M. Howe, M. H. Langdon, Mrs. M. H. Langdon, 

Jack Murray, Mrs. J. C. Murray, Mrs. J. G. Nichols. 
Grace: Mrs. H. B. Anderson, J. P. Andrews, K. U. Bryan, Mrs. Mark Davis, A. W. 

Grady, Miss Ruth Harper, Mrs. V. C. Jones, Mrs. G. T. Keene, Mrs. Margaret C. 

Long, George D. Owen, A. B. Smart, Mrs. O. P. Sessoms, Valerie Wallace, Mrs. 

G. T. Watkins, Jr. 
Grey Stone: Mrs. B. E. Morris, Waldo M. Woodcock. 

Guess Road: W. T. Couch, Mrs. Henry Earp, R. B. Ferguson and Mrs. E. M. Pickard. 
HoUovoay Street: M. F. Johnson, Mrs. M. F. Johnson, Mrs. D. P. O'Briant, Mrs. F. C. 
Stell, Mrs. H. H. West and Mrs. Jack Wilder. 



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Immaimel: Mrs. E. E. Cross, J. N. Jones, Mrs. C. L. Livingstone, I. H. Porterfield and 

Mrs. B. M. Spain. 
Lakewood: Mrs. J. C. Myrick, J. R. Pickett and Mrs. F. O. Ward. 

Loqve's Grove: Mrs. Ila Cox, Nannie Mae Herndon, S. R. King, Mrs. S. R. King, Mrs. 

Elmer Mattox and W. B. Ward, 
Lystra: Mrs. Clarence Oldham, R. M. Riggsbee, Mrs. R. M. Riggsbee, Mrs. Wade 

Womble. 

Mount G'llead: Mrs. John B. Stroud, J. B. Ward, Mrs. J. B. Ward. 
Mount Herman: Mrs. G. D. Couch, Marvin A. Couch, Mrs. O. A. Couch and Mrs. 
Wayland A. Godwin. 

Mount Moriah: Mrs. H. P. Carroll, Mrs. Will Carroll, Jesse O. Crabtree, Mrs. Sadie 
Crabtree, Mrs. W. S. Crutchfield, Mrs. R. F. Gooch, J. M. House, Mrs. Clair P. 
Wilkins. 

Mouyit Pisga/i: Mrs. Paul Byrd, Mrs. E. J. Daniel, Clyde Farrell, Mrs. Clyde Farrell, 

Mrs. Grayson Jenkins. 
Olive Branch: R. J. Broadwell, Mrs. Wade Currin, Mrs. W. L. Currin, Mrs. Robert 

L. Hill, A. E. Nichols, Mrs. K. E. Stallings. 
Olive Chapel: John H. Luther, S. H, Ragan, Mrs. Carl Goodwin, Mrs. E. J. Goodwin. 

Park View: E. C. Baker, Mrs. Noah Brown, H. C. Jobe, Mrs. E. L. Kersey, Mrs. John 
A. Moore, Albert M. Thomas. 

Plain Vieiv: Mrs. Gordon Copeland and Mrs. Vivian Royster. 

Pleasant Hill: Mrs. L. A. Copeland. 

Red Mountain: Mrs. V. H. Blalock and Mrs. A. M. Tilley. 
Roberson Grove: Mrs. Fred Clark and Mrs. C. H. Johnson. 

Rose of Sharon: Mrs. Elizabeth Gates, Mrs. John L. Scott, W. M. Sorrell and Mrs. 
Worth Sorrell. 

Temple: Mrs. Fred Christian, Mrs, Bessie H. Hilliard, Bill Maddry, Mrs. Charles 
Maddry, W. R. O'Briant, Klein E. Parkes, D. R. Perry. 

Westvjood: Mrs. R. L. Costner, Pauline S. Gibson, William A. McDonald, Mrs. C. H. 
Poe, Sr., Anna C. Stebbins, Charles M. Turner. 

Watts Street: H. C. Bradshaw, Mrs. Warren Carr, D. M. Cheek, Mrs. J. M. Cheek, 
Jean Dula, Mrs. Howard Hodnett, Mrs. E. Clyde Johnson, Mrs. Wortham C. Lyon, 
Sr., Mrs. A. F. Nicholson, W. E. Stanley. 

Yates: Mrs. O. W. Bowling, Mrs. B. G. Brogden, C. J. Crutchfield, Jr., J. M. Franklin, 
G. Dean Jones, Mrs. R. H. Llewellyn. 

VISITORS 

Mrs. Frank Adams, Earl Anderson, Mrs. Ethel Anderson, C. E. Andrews, Mrs. C. E. 
Andrews, Mrs. Harold S. Atkins, Mrs. John Atwater, Mrs. W. S. Bagwell, Mrs. E. C. 
Baker, Mitchell Barnes, Mrs. Mitchell Barnes, Pattie Page Baucom, W. R. Beasley, Mrs. 
John Bennett, Phyllis Bennett, Carl Bishop, Mrs. Carl Bishop, Ralph Blackwood, Mrs. 
Ralph Blackw^ood, Sr., Mrs. W. S. Blackburn, Mrs. Alex Booth, Earle E. Bradley, Mrs. 
A. C. Brantley, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Britt, Mrs. W. J. Brondwell, Mrs. P. K. Browning, 
W. T. Browning, Mrs. C. E. Byrd, Reid Campbell, Mrs. Clyde Carroll, Sr., Mrs. Nina 



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Carson, J. B. Cash, Mrs. J. B. Cash, Mrs. Clifton Cheek, Mrs. E. H. Cheek, Mrs. 
Geneva Cheek, Mrs. Melvin Cheek, Sr., D. P. Cherry, F. L. Christian, Jr., G. O. 
Clayton. 

Mrs. George D. Clayton, Mrs. Jesse Cole, Mrs. H. C. Conklin, Mrs. A. M. Cooke, 
B. M. Cooke, Mrs. B. M. Cooke, Mrs. Margaret Cooke, Ralph Cooke, Ann Copley, 
Beatrice Couch, H. V. Couch, Mrs. Leo Couch, Mrs. Cora Crabtree, Mrs. Nellie Crab- 
tree, C. J. Crutchfield, Mrs. C. J. Crutchfield, Jr., William Crutchfield, Anne Daniel, 
Mrs. E. J. Daniel, Ethel Daniels, Faye Daniel, Osborn Daniel, Mrs Osborne Daniel, 
R. D. Davenport, Mrs. G. B. DeLoatche, J. T. Dobbins, E. F. Dollar, Mrs. E. F. 
Dollar, Mrs. Lewis Duncan, Mrs. W. E. Dyer, W. E. Dyer, Mrs. T. G. Edwards, Fred 
W. Ellis, J. P. Fearrington, Mrs. J. P. Fearrington, Mrs. J. F. Ferguson, Betty Ferrell, 
Edgar Ferrell, Mrs. N. P. Ferrell, Mrs. R. H. Ferrell, Mrs. E. L. Fields, Mrs. David 
Fite, George Foss, Mrs. George A. Foss, Howard B. Foshee, Mrs. J. M. Franklin, Mrs. 
John Garrard, Mrs. P. B. Gaydon, Sr., Mrs. Virginia Gilbert, Mrs. Lelia Godwin, L. C. 
Goodwin, Mac Goss, Mrs. Norman Goss, Mrs. A. A. Gregory. 

Mrs. Addie H. Green, Mrs. C. B. Green, Mrs. E. R. Green, Mrs. J. B. Green, E. D. 
Griffin, Mrs. Hattie Gulley, Mrs. Ruby Gurtner, James W. Haigler, Mr. and Mrs. W. 
T. Hall, R. B. Hardister, Mrs. R. B. Hardister, E. F. Harris, Mrs. E. F. Harris, Mr. 
and Mrs. J. R. Harris, Mrs. Nancy Harris, Roxie Harris, Mrs. W. A. Harris, Becky 
Hart, Mrs. W. H. Harward, James M. Hayes, Mrs. Dennis Hockaday, Mrs. Rufus 
Horton, M. M. House, Mrs. C. M. Hunt, Mrs. H. H. James, Mrs. Ruby James, C. L. 
Johnson, Jesse M. Johnson, Mrs. Paul Johnson, Mrs. Sexton Johnson, Mrs. Elmer A. 
Jones, Mrs. G. Dean Jones, Forrest L. Jones, Mrs. J. N. Jones, Mrs. Nadine Jones, 
Mrs. Ruth Jones, A. D. King, Mrs. Ernest A. King, Mrs. Harold Kirkland, Mrs. J. R. 
King, Tyson Kirk, Mrs. S. C. Latta, Mrs. W. O. Lawrence, Ruth B. Lewis, A. H. 
Llewellyn, Mrs. E. W. Lowe, Mrs. Joseph Lowe, Mrs. W. E. Lowe, Mrs. Charles 
Mayberry, Boyce Medlin, Mrs. E. G. Merritt, G. C. Miller, Mrs. Andrew Morgavan. 

H. 8. Morgan, Mrs. Henry Morgan, Lawson Moore, Mrs. J. E. Moses, Mrs. H. S. 
Mumford, J. A. McGranahan, Mrs. J. A. McGranahan, Joyce McLamb, Mrs. P. B. 
McLamb, Mrs. E. T. New^ton, Georgia Newton, Mrs. D. B. Oakley, S. E. O'Briant, 
Mrs. C. E. O'Briant, Mrs. B. Ray Olive, Mrs. Dalton O'Neal, Mrs. Delma Page, F. H. 
Page, Mrs. F. H. Page, W. S. Page, Mrs. W. S. Page, Mrs. B. O. Painter, G. R. Palmer, 
Mrs. G. R. Palmer, Mrs. J. D. Parker, D. E. Parrish, Mrs. H. L Parrish, Mrs. Doris 
Paschall, Nannie Peed, Jo Ann Penny, Mrs. Henry Perkins, Mrs. J. T. Pickard, Mrs. 
H. W. Pickett, Jr., T. W. Pickett, Mrs. T. W. Pickett, Mrs. E. H. Pope, Mrs. I. H. 
Porterfield, Mrs. Ralph Poteat, Lydia Ragan, Walter Ray, Mrs. Walter Ray, Mr. and 
Mrs. W. C. Reed, Mrs. Roy Richards, Mrs. Jack Rigsbee, Mrs. Norman Rigsbee, Mrs. 
Ralph Ripley, Mrs. Alvin Robertson, Sr., Mrs. R. R. Rodwell, J. E. Sanders, Mrs. Lenna 
Sanders, Mrs. Erma Schwach, Mrs. W. L. Scoggins. 

John L. Scott, M. L. Scott, Mrs. Roy H. Self, Mrs. Tom Shepherd, Jodie Shipp, Mrs. 
Jodie Shipp, N. R. Shipp, Mrs. N. R. Shipp, Wescott O. Sparrow, Burnice A. Smith, Mrs. 
Irvin Smith, Mrs. Nellie Page Smith, B. B. Sparrow, Mrs. B. B. Sparrow, Mrs. Murray 
Sparrow, Mrs. Lester L. Stevens, C. L. Stone, Mrs. Minton Stone, Mrs. R. G. Sykes, 
James Taylor, Z. B. Teel, Mrs. Z. B. Teel, Mrs. B. R. Thompson, Mrs. M. D. Thorn- 
burg, Dora L. Tillman, Mrs. M. K. Vickers, Luther A. Wall, Mrs. M. C. Walton, Mrs. 
P. H. Walton, Basil M. Watkins, Mrs. E. M. Watkins, J. A. Watson, Mrs. J. A. Watson, 
Mrs. K. A. Watts, Carroll Weathers, Van Weaver, Mrs. C. E. Williams, Mrs. John 



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Williams, Mrs. A. L. Wilson, Mrs. M. Kenneth Wilson, Mrs, Waldo Woodcock, Frances 
Worthing-ton, Coy W. Yates, Mrs. Ralph Yarboroug-h, Mrs. Norwood Young, R. K. 
Young-. 

PASTORS REGISTERED 

H. B. Anderson, H. A. Basden, Alex Booth, Leo Bridgers, Benjamin R. Bruner, 
C. E. Byrd, Warren Carr, Hugh E. Cherry, Trela D. Collins, W. B. Cone, R. L. Costner, 
Robert Dorr, V. S. Dowd, C. C. Eding-er, T. W. Estes, Ernest H. Ferrell, A. D. Frazier, 
Samuel Habel, Dennis Hockaday, T. M. Linnens, C. F. Lipe, Charles A. Maddry, John 
A. Moore, Henry Morgan, B. E. Morris, Richard L. Muse, Lowe A. Norman, Jr., 
W. L. Pearson, Jr., James H. Parnell, James L. Pollard, C. N. Royal, Charles F. Smith, 
W. Ches Smith, Ted G. Stone, J. Marshall Walker, Jack Wilder, Kenneth Wilson, 
Ralph H. Yarbo rough. 



Constitution 



Name 

Article i. This body shall be known as the Yates Baptist Association of North 
Carolina. 

Membership 

Article 2. The Association in session shall be composed of the duly elected mes- 
seng-ers from the cooperating^ Baptist Churches in Durham County and its adjacent 
territory, and duly elected messengers from these Baptist Churches which may become 
cooperative in the future under the provisions hereinafter provided. 

Article 3. Each church shall be represented at the annual meeting of the As- 
sociation and at any special meetings during the year by messengers who shall be duly 
certified, and in the following ratio: 

(1) Three for the first hundred members or fraction thereof and one for each 
additional hundred or fraction thereof, provided that the total number of mes- 
sengers shall not exceed ten. 

(2) All pastors of churches of the Association shall be recognized as messengers, 
in addition to those specified above. 

Article 4. Churches seeking to seat messengers in the Association shall apply to the 
Church Extension Committee prior to the annual meeting of the Association, giving 
evidence of their faith and order, and their agreement to be received under the watch-care 
of the Association for a period of one year. It is understood that during this period such 
churches will be accorded all of the services of the Association and its privileges with 
the exception of the right to seat voting messengers. Upon recommendation of the com- 
mittee and the approval of the Association by a two-thirds majority of the members 
present and voting, the church or churches shall be received under the watch-care of 
the Association. At the conclusion of the period of watch-care the church or churches 
shall be authorized to seat duly elected messengers with voting privileges. 

Article 5. The Association shall have power, upon giving notice of nine months 
and by two-thirds majority vote of messengers present and voting, to withdraw fellow- 
ship from any church that shall willfully depart from orthodox principles of the 
Christian religion as taught in the Bible and as believed by Baptists, or that fails to 
represent itself either by messenger or by letter at the annual session of the Association 
without sufficient reason, or that fails to support causes fostered by the denomination 
at large and of this Association in particular, or that ceases to be missionary in practice. 

Article 6. Any church may decline to send messengers to the Association at its 
pleasure. Whenever this constitutes a withdrawal of fellowship on the part of the 
church, the Association shall not as a body, or through a representative or representatives, 
seek to restrain by coercion or law the withdrawal action of the church. 



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Purpose 

Article 7. The purpose of the Association shall be to devise, recommend, and pro- 
mote measures for increasing the harmony and spiritual power of the cooperating 
churches, to assist in developing and directing their energies, resources and gifts in 
advancing the Redeemer's Kingdom, and to cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist 
Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention in all religious, educational, mission, 
Sunday School, Training Union, Brotherhood, Woman's Missionary Union Auxiliary, 
and other work fostered by said conventions. 

Powers and Prerogatives 

Article 8. The Association, when convened in meeting, shall sit as advisory 
council, and shall have no power to infringe on any of the internal rights of the 
churches j it may advise with the cooperating churches and recommend measures of 
usefulness for their adoption, and mav claim for itself, its objects and recommendation 
the highest consideration. 

Annual Reports of the Churches 

Article 9. Each cooperating church shall send annually to the Association a report 
on the Associational Letter which is provided. Said report should reach the Associational 
Clerk at least ten days prior to the annual meeting. 

Meetings 

Article 10. The Association shall convene annually on Tuesday and Wednesday 
after the fourth Sunday in October, and may meet with different churches on the two 
successive days. 

Article 11. The time of the annual meeting may be changed, or special meetings 
called, by the Associational board upon two weeks' notice to the cooperating churches. 

Fiscal Year 

Article 12. The fiscal year of the Association shall begin on October first and end 
on September thirtieth of each year. 

Officers and Their Duties 

Article 13. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, Auditor, Historian, and such others as may be authorized by the 
Association. 

Article 14. All officers shall be members of the churches affiliated with the 
Association. 

Article 15. The officers shall be elected at the first session of the annual meeting 
of the Association, and these shall assume their duties at the close of the annual meeting 
during which they are elected and continue until their successors are elected and in- 
stalled, unless removed for cause. Any officer may be elected to succeed himself, except 
the Moderator, who may not serve more than two years in succession. 

Article 16. The Moderator shall preside over the annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion and begin each session punctually. He shall appoint such committees as may be 
authorized by the Constitution, or by the Association, enforce the rules, preserve order, 
and, exercise all prerogatives of a presiding ofi&cer according to parliamentary usage, 



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and serve as Chairman of the Associational Board, and ex-officio member of all standing 
committees. 

Article 17. The Vice-Moderator shall discharge the duties of the Moderator in 
his absence. 

Article 18. The Clerk shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Association, 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Minutes, keep on file the printed 
Minutes and other important papers of the Association, and shall serve as Secretary of 
the Associational Board. For his services the Clerk shall be paid the sum of $120.00 
annually. 

Article 19. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys contributed to the Association, 
and shall make disbursements as authorized bv the Association and jox the iA.ssociational 
Board, and shall make monthly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report 
to the Association. 

Article 20. The Auditor shall audit the Treasurer's records and attest his annual 
report to the Association. 

Article 21. The Historian shall collect facts of interest to the Association and 
the cooperating churches, and shall make a report to each annual meeting of the As- 
sociation. 

Associational Board 

Article 22. The Associational Board shall consist of the officers of the Association, 
the Associational Sunday School Superintendent, the Associational Training Union 
Director, the Associational W. M. U. President, the xA.ssociational Brotherhood President, 
the chairman of each Standing Committee, the Superintendent of Missions, each active 
pastor in the x^ssociation, and two lay members from each cooperating church to be 
elected by the church. The names of the lay members shall be duly certified by notifying 
the Associational Clerk. 

Article 23. The Associational Board shall act for the Association in the interim 
between the annual sessions. It shall carry out the policies and will of the Association 
as so expressed. It shall meet as often as it may elect for the effectual performance of 
its duties. It shall have power to fill vacancies among the ofiicers and committees of 
the Association and on the Associational Board that may occur during the year. It shall 
make a full and complete report of its work at each annual meeting of the ^Association. 
The Associational Board shall have an executive committee composed of the Moderator, 
Vice-Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, the heads of the Associational Sunday School, Train- 
ing Union, W. M. U., and Brotherhood, chairmen of all Standing Committees, and the 
Associational Superintendent of Missions. This committee shall perform such services 
as the Board directs. 

Committees and Their Duties 

Article 24. The Moderator shall appoint at a meeting of the xAssociational Board 
prior to the annual meeting of the Association a Committee on Committees, consisting 
of not less than five members, whose duty it shall be to offer nominations to the 
Association for the members of all standing committees herein provided. 

Article 25. The Association shall have the Standing Committees listed below, 
along with any other committees authorized by the Association or the Associational 
Board. These committees shall begin their duties at the close of the annual meeting, and 



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shall make reports of the work to the Associational Board or to the Association. 
Members of the committees shall be selected from the membership of those churches 
cooperating- with the Association and are subject to reelection provided that in no 
case any person shall serve on the same committee longer than three years in succession. 
The Moderator and the Superintendent of Missions shall be considered ex-officio members 
of all Standing Committees. 

(1) THE PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE shall be composed of three 
members, whose duty it shall be to receive or solicit invitations for the place of meeting 
of the annual session for the following year, and to recommend to the Association in 
annual session, a place or plases of meeting, along with a preacher and alternate for the 
sermon, for the following year. 

(2) THE FINANCE COMMITTEE shall be composed of five members, one of 
whom shall be the Treasurer. This committee shall present a proposed annual budget 
to each regular session of the Association, and shall devise plans for raising the budget. 

(3) THE MISSIONS COMMITTEE shall be composed of five members, whose 
duty it shall be to employ, with the approval of the Associational Board or of the As- 
sociation, a Superintendent of Missions j and to exercise general supervision of his work. 

(4) THE ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members with 
the Associational Sunday School Superintendent, the Associational Training Union Di- 
rector, the Associational W. M. U. President, the Associational Brotherhood President, 
and the President of the Ministers' Conference, serving as advisory members. It shall 
be the duty of this committee to plan and recommend to the annual session of the associa- 
tion a program of activities for the coming year. 

(5) THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members, whose 
duty it shall be to arrange the program for the annual meeting of the Association. 

(6) THE CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE shall be composed of five 
members, whose duty it shall be to ascertain the need of new churches within the 
boundaries of the Association, to recommend to the Association or to the Associational 
Board the location of sites and the purchasing of lots for such churches, and to assist 
the organizing of such churches as might be authorized. It shall be the duty of this 
committee to study the applications of churches seeking admission into the Association 
and make recommendations regarding the same. 

(7) THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE shall be composed of five members who 
shall cooperate with the State Chairman of Evangelism in the promotion of approved 
evangelistic efforts within the Association. It shall encourage evangelism in the churches, 
especially where the need is apparent, and shall help provide evangelistic services in 
unchurched areas within the boundaries of the Association. 

(8) THE ORDINATIONS COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members who 
shall act in an advisory capacity for churches or for ministerial students seeking assist- 
ance. The committee shall assist any church which desires its service in examination of 
candidates for the ministry and shall help arrange, where necessary, proper services of 
ordination. Churches should be encouraged to use this committee, to examine candidates 
as a general rule only after their call to some specific work, and to refrain from an- 
nouncing the date for ordination until after the approval of the candidate. 

(9) THE MUSIC COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members who shall 
cooperate with the Music Department of the State Convention and shall assist in any 
music program approved by the Association. 



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(10) THE GOOD GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE shall be composed of five 
members who shall devise means for the Association to cooperate with the State and 
County units of the Citizens' Committee for Good Government, and to work toward 
improvement of civic righteousness. 

(11) THE FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE shall be composed of five members and 
shall serve in a advisory capacity only, but shall be available to assist any church where 
the fellowship is endangered, making such recommendations as seem advisable both to 
the church and to the Association. 

(12) THE RADIO AND TELEVISION COMMITTEE shall be composed of 
three members and shall work with local stations in the securing of time and pro- 
motion of the Baptist Hour and other programs of religious and denominational 
interest. 

(13) THE CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members 
who shall study and recommend changes in the Constitution and bring reports as neces- 
sary to the Association. 

(14) THE RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members and 
shall review all resolutions referred to it by the Association or the Associational Board, 
and report suitable resolutions at the annual meeting. 

(15) THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members 
whose duties shall be to present nominations to the Association for all officers authorized 
herein or by the Association, and shall present nominations to the Associational Board 
to fill any vacancy which may occur during the year. 

(16) THE TRUSTEES shall be three in number and shall be the representatives of 
the Association in legal matters, and shall perform such duties as the Association or the 
Associational Board may prescribe. 

Rules of Order 

Article 26. The following rules shall govern deliberations in the meetings of the 
Association and Associational Board: 

(1) The official transaction of business in all regular meetings of the Association 
and Associational Board shall be by the affirmative majority vote of members present 
and voting, except in matters relating to the Constitution, or withdrawing fellowship 
from any cooperating church, and of seating messengers from those churches desiring to 
cooperate with the Association. In call meetings of the Association or of the Associa- 
tional Board, a number equal to the majority of the membership of the Associational 
Board and representing a majority of the cooperating churches shall be necessary to 
constitute a quorum. 

(2) A messenger wishing to speak shall rise and address the presiding officer. He 
shall confine himself strictly to the question under consideration and shall avoid all 
personalities. No messenger shall speak more than twice on the same subject without 
special permission. 

(3) All motions seconded shall be definitely stated by the presiding officer, or at his 
request, read by the Clerk before the vote is taken. 

(4) When a question is under discussion no other motion or proposition shall be 
received except a motion to adjourn, lay on the table, to amend, to commit, to postpone 
to a definite time, when several motions shall have preference in the order in which they 
come. 



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(5) The general business of the Association shall be recommended by the Program 
Committee as soon as possible during the first session of the Association. When adopted 
this report shall become the order of business for the members and cannot be changed 
except by vote of the Association. 

(6) All questions of order not herein provided for shall be decided by rules of 
some recognized "Parliamentary Practice," preferably Kerfoot's. 

Adoption 

Article 27. This Constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption and 
shall supercede any and all Constitutions previously adopted. 

Revision 

Article 28. This Constitution may be revised at any annual session of the As- 
sociation upon affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting, provided 
the proposed revision shall have been presented in writing to the Associational Board 
prior to the annual meeting, or presented to the Association on the first day of the 
annual meeting, with the approval vote being taken on the second day. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October 25 and 26, 1955 

FIRST day's session WITH 

Yates Baptist Church, Durham County 

SECOND day's session WITH 

Cedar Fork Baptist Church, Durham County 



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1955 
Yates Baptist Church 

Morning Session 
"The Preaching Church" 

1. On Tuesday, October 25, 1955, at 9:30 A.M., the Yates Baptist 
Association was called into its seventh annual session by Robert D. Holleman, 
Moderator. 

2. The congregation joined in singing "Crown Him with Many Crowns" 
led by the Rev. Dennis Hockaday, with John Laverty at the organ. 

3. The Rev. T. W. Estes read the scripture from Ephesians 4 and the 
Rev. T. M. Linnens led in prayer. 

4. The Rev. C. N. Royal made a motion that those registered be duly 
elected as messengers to the association. Seconded by the Rev. James L. 
Pollard, and approved. 

5. H. C. Bradshaw, chairman of the program committee, presented the 
program and moved that it constitute the order of business. Seconded by the 
Rev. Dennis Hockaday, and approved. 



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PROGRAM 

Yates Baptist Church 
FIRST DAY— TUESDAY MORNING 
THEME: The Preachhig Church - 

9:00 Registration 

9:30 Hymn Dennis R. Hockaday, Chorister 

Scripture T. W. Estes 

Prayer T. M. Linnens 

9:40 Enrollment of Messengers 

9:45 Report of Prog-ram Committee H. C. Bradshaw 

9:50 Introduction of New Pastors and Other Professional Workers 

10:00 Report of Nominating- Committee and Election of 

Associational Officers James Pollard 

10:10 Report of Treasurer and Finance Committee Z. B. Teel, Jr., Charles A. Maddry 

10:30 Business 

II :oo Special Music . . . Grey Stone Baptist Church Choir, Miss Jo Ann Penny, Soloist 

11:05 Presentation of Cooperative Program Hubert S. Mumford 

11:25 Report of Historian — 
1 1 :40 Hymn 

I J :45 Sermon Scripture: Romans 12 Warren Carr 

Annual Sermon: Zeal for God's Work Robert L, Costner 

12:15 Hymn 

Benediction 

FIRST DAY— TUESDAY AFTERNOON 
THEME: The Teaching Church 

7:15 Hymn Dennis R. Hockaday, Chorister 

Scripture Ted Stone 

Prayer H. A, Basden 

1:25 Report of Sunday School and Daily Vacation Bible School Alex Booth 

1 :4o Report of Training Union Miss Nannie Mae Herndon 

2 :oo Special Music First Baptist Church Choir 

2:05 Report on Junior Colleges H. Spurgeon Boyce 

2:15 Report on Senior Colleges Basil M. Watkins 

2:25 Report on Seminaries B. E. Morris 

2:35 Recognition of Young People Dedicated to Christian Service. J. Marshall Walker 
2:55 Hymn 

3:00 Address: Christian Education Carroll W. Weathers, 

Dean, School of Law, Wake Forest College 

3:30 Benediction 

FIRST DAY— TUESDAY NIGHT 
THEME: The Enlisting Church 

7:30 Hymn Charles F. Smith, Chorister 

Scripture Lowe Norman 

Prayer Hugh E. Cherry 



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7:40 Digest of Church Letters H. B. Perry 

7:45 Business 

7:55 Report of Associational Board Robert D. Holleman 

8:15 Report of Associational Missionary Hubert S. Mumford 

8:45 Hymn 

8:50 Report of Brotherhoods D. R. Perry 

9:00 Special Music Yates Baptist Church Choir 

9:05 Address: Enlisting- the Layman Jesse M. Johnson, 

Virginia Representative on Brotherhood Commission, Richmond, Va. 

9:35 Hymn 

Benediction 

Cedar Fork Baptist Church 

The flowers are presented by Mr. and Mrs. Jodie Shipp in memory of R. T. Shipp. 

SECOND DAY— WEDNESDAY MORNING 

THEME: The Serving Church 

9:30 Hymn Kenneth Wilson, Chorister 

Scripture Ralph Yarborough 

Prayer C. C. Edinger 

9 140 Report on Associational Juvenile Program L. C. Goodwin 

10:00 Report on Baptist Homes for the Aging C. E. Byrd 

10:10 Report on Baptist Hospitals Robert L. Costner 

10:20 Report on Orphanages J- J- Thornton 

10:35 Special Music Bethesda Intermediate Boys Quartet 

Business 

10:40 Report on Christian Literature O. A. Johnson 

10:55 Report on Ministerial Relief and Annuity Benjamin R. Bruner 

11:15 Report on Temperance and Social Service A. D. Frazier 

1 1 :2 5 Hymn 

11:30 Address: The Church Serves in the Community Richard K. Young, 

Director, Department of Pastoral Care, North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, 

Winston-Salem 

12:00 Hymn 

Benediction 

SECOND DAY— WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 

THEME: The Missionary Church 

1:15 Hymn Kenneth Wilson, Chorister 

Scripture John Moore 

Prayer John Stone 

1:25 Report of Woman's Missionary LTnion Mrs. E. T. Newton 

1:40 Report on Foreign Missions Jack Wilder 

1:50 Address: The Palestinian Field Elmo Scoggin, 

Missionary to Palestine on Furlough, Wake Forest 

2:20 Special Music Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, Soloist 

2:25 Report of Resolutions Committee Richard King 



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Report of Place and Preacher Committee C. E. Byrd 

2:35 Hymn 

2:40 Report on Home Missions Leo Bridgers 

2:50 Report on State Missions H. B. Anderson 

3:00 Address: State Missions v Earle L. Bradley, 

Secretary of Promotion, North Carolina State Baptist Convention, Raleigh 
3:30 Hymn 

Benediction and Adjournment 



6. The Rev. C. N. Royal recognized the following new pastors and 
professional workers in the association: Miss Gladys Batson, Mrs. Marian 
Crutchfield, Miss Jean Dula, Miss Ann Epley, Miss Betty L. Ferrell, 
Howard B. Foshee, Joseph F. Gantt, Miss Becky Hart, John A. Moore, 
Richard L. Muse, Ted G. Stone, Waldo M. Woodcock, Ralph H. Yar- 
borough. Visitors were also recognized. 

7. The Rev. James L. Pollard, Chariman of Nominating Committee, 
gave the Committee's report and moved the election of the Associational 
Officers. Seconded by the Rev. W. Ches Smith and approved. 

8. The Constitution and By-lav/s Committee report was given by the 
Rev. Warren T. Carr, Chairman. The Chairman moved that the re- 
visions of the Constitution be approved as recommended. Seconded by Mrs. 
T. U. Herndon. A discussion on the proposed changes in the Constitution 
followed and the Chairman amended his former motion to include a set time 
by the Moderator and Program Committee Chairman to vote on this matter 
in the Wednesday morning session. Seconded by Genie Shepherd and ap- 
proved. 

9. The Rev. Charles Smith moved that we go on record certifying that 
no action taken in these sessions be considered in any way critical of the Judge 
trying the North Rocky Mount case, nor of any official of the State Baptist 
Convention; and that we ask the press, to print the proceedings as they take 
place and the truth as to all actions taken by the Association. Seconded by the 
Rev. H. B. Anderson. The Rev. B. E. Morris moved to table this motion. 
Seconded by the Rev. Warren Carr and the motion to table was approved. 

10. The Report of the Extension Committee was given by the Rev. James 
H. Pernell, Chairman of the Committee, who moved its adoption. Seconded 
by the Rev. James L. Pollard, and approved. 

11. The Rev. James Pernell moved that Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 
Henry Morgan, Pastor, be received under watch care as provided in the 
Constitution. Seconded by the Rev. T. M. Linnens and approved. 

The Rev. James Pernell moved that the Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Dr. 



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Samuel T. Habel, Pastor, be received under watch care as provided in the 
Constitution. Seconded by the Rev. Dennis Hockaday and approved. 

The Rev. James Pernell moved that Ridgecrest Missionary Baptist 
Church, Ernest Ferrell, Pastor, be received under watch care as provided in 
the constitution. Seconded by the Rev. Waldo Woodcock and approved. 

12. The Report of the Historian was given by the Moderator, Attorney 
R. D. Holleman, in the absence of Historian, C. C. Smith. Motion by B. W. 
Rogers and seconded by the Rev. C. E. Byrd that the Rev. W. L. Pearson 
be given the privilege of writing the history of the Berea Baptist Church for 
the Minutes. Approved. 

13. The Rev. Benjamin Bruner made a motion that the clerk send words 
of greetings from the association to Brother C. C. Smith. Seconded by Genie 
Shepherd and approved. 

14. The Moderator, R. D. Holleman, suggested that future church his- 
tories be written in the following order: 1956 — Mount Pisgah, 1957 — Mount 
Moriah, 1958 — Mount Gilead, 1959 — Pleasant Hill, i960 — Rose of Sharon, 
1 96 1 — Ebenezer and 1962 — Lowe's Grove. A motion was made by the 
Rev. B. E. Morris and seconded by the Rev. Charles Smith to that effect. 
Approved. 

15. The Finance Committee Report was given by the Rev. Charles A. 
Maddry, Chairman, who moved its adoption. Seconded by the Rev. James 
Parnell and approved. 

16. The proposed budget for the new year was presented by the Rev. 
Charles A. Maddry, who moved its adoption. Seconded by the Rev. W. 
Ches Smith and approved. 

17. Miss Jo Ann Penny of the Grey Stone Baptist Church sang "The 
Lord Is My Light" by AUiston. She was accompanied at the piano by Mrs. 
Waldo Woodcock. 

18. The Rev. Hubert S. Mumford, Superintendent of Missions, presented 
a demonstration on the distribution of the dollar from the local church which 
is sent to the Co-operative Program. 

19. The Rev. Dennis Hockaday led the congregation in singing: "Stand- 
ing on the Promises," John Laverty accompanied at the piano. 

20. The Rev. Charles F. Smith, pastor of the Yates Baptist Church, gave 
words of welcome to those present at Yates Baptist Church on the first session 
of this annual association meeting. 

21. The Rev. Warren Carr, pastor of the Watts Street Baptist Church, 
read the twelfth chapter of Romans for the morning scripture from "Letters 
to Young Churches" by PhiUips. 



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22. The Rev. Robert L. Costner, pastor of the Westv^^ood Baptist Church, 
brought a very inspirational message on the topic: "Zeal for God's Work." 

23. The Rev. Dennis Hockaday led in singing "Lead on O King Eternal" 
and John Laverty accompanied at the organ. 

24. The Rev. Robert L. Costner pronounced the benediction and the 
blessing over the noonday meal. 

25. Recess for the lunch hour. 

Afternoon Session 
October 25, 1955 

"The Teaching Church" 

26. The Rev. Dennis Hockaday led in singing "Ye Servants of God, 
Your Master Proclaim" with John Laverty at the organ. 

27. Scripture reading from Proverbs 2 by the Rev. Ted G. Stone. 

28. The Rev. H. A. Basden led in prayer. 

29. The Moderator, R. D. Holleman, appointed the Rev. Benjamin R. 
Bruner to serve on the Resolutions committee in the place of a pastor who had 
moved from the Association. 

30. The Moderator appointed the Rev. Alex Booth, Chorister and the 
Rev. Kenneth Wilson, accompanist, in the absence of the Rev. Dennis Hocka- 
day and John Laverty for the afternoon session. 

31. The Rev. Alex Booth gave the Associational Sunday School report 
and moved its adoption. Seconded by M. F. Johnson and approved. 

32. Mr. Booth gave an oral Vacation Bible School Report and used a 
baseball diamond demonstration board to emphasize the importance of each 
department in the Sunday School. 

33. Miss Cora Lee Cannon's Mission Vacation Bible School Report was 
given by the Moderator in the absence of Miss Cannon. A Vacation Bible 
School was reported in her home. 

34. Miss Nannie Mae Herndon gave the Associational Training Union 
Report and moved its adoption. Seconded by M. F. Johnson and approved. 

35. Miss Herndon led a panel discussion on Training Union advantages 
to the individual and to other organizations of the church. The panel was 
composed of the Associational Training Union officers and leaders. 

36. John Laverty led the Senior Choir of the First Baptist Church in 
"Battle Hymn of the Republic" arranged by Ringwald. The accompanist 
was Miss Sylvia Lloyd. 

37. H. Spurgeon Boyce gave the report on Junior Colleges noting that 



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there are twenty-one (21) in the South, five (5) of which are in North 
Caroh'na. These five (5) have approximately 3,000 students enrolled. 

38. Basil M. Watkins gave the report on Senior Colleges in North Caro- 
lina and the recent accomphshments of these schools. 

39. The Rev. B. E. Morris reported on the Seminaries, placing particular 
emphasis on the Southern Baptist Seminary in Zurich, Switzerland. 

40. The Rev. J. Marshall Walker recognized the young people present 
who have dedicated their lives to full-time Christian service. Misses Faye 
Perry and Bonnie Rae Taylor spoke briefly on their call to full-time Christian 
service. 

41. The Rev. Alex Booth led in singing, "Ready" with the Rev. Charles 
Smith, accompanying. 

42. Dean Carroll W. Weathers of the Wake Forest College School of 
Law addressed the Association on the topic, "Christian Education." 

43. The Rev. Charles F. Smith of the Yates Church pronounced the 
benediction. 

Evening Session 
October 25, 1955 

"The Enlisting Church" 

44. The Rev. Charles F. Smith led the congregation in singing "I Love 
to Tell the Story" with Hunter Tillman accompanying at the organ and the 
Rev. Harold Kirkland at the piano. 

45. Scripture reading by the Rev. Lowe A. Norman and the Rev. Hugh 
E. Cherry led in prayer. 

46. A Digest of the Church letters was read by the Clerk, Harrell B. 
Perry, who moved the adoption of the Digest. Seconded by Dr. D. R. 
Perry and approved. 

47. The Rev. James L. Pollard, Chairman of the Nominating Commit- 
tee, presented additional names for Associational Officers and moved their 
election. Seconded by Lowe A. Norman and approved. 

48. The Rev. Hubert S. Mumford presented an additional name to be 
added to the list of Associational Tournament Winners. He moved this 
name be added to the hst appearing in the report. Seconded by James L. 
Pollard and approved. 

49. The Rev. C. N. Royal moved that we invite, in behalf of the Yates 
Association, the State Baptist Convention to meet in Durham in 1956 and 
that we promote this Convention. Seconded by the Rev. James L. Pollard 
and approved. 



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50. Moderator, R. D. HoUeman presented the report of the accomplish- 
ments of the Associational Board and moved the adoption of the report. 
Seconded by the Rev. Charles F. Smith and approved. 

51. The Associational Superintendent of Missions,^ the; Rev. Hubert S. 
Mumford, gave his report and moved its adoption. Seconded by Dr. D. R. 
Perry and approved. Mr. Mumford presented to the Moderator the Certifi- 
cates of Merit to be awarded to the churches. Moderator presented Certifi- 
cates to representatives of churches present. 

52. The Rev. Charles F. Smith led in singing "Work for the Night Is 
Coming" with Hunter Tillman at the organ and the Rev. Harold Kirkland 
at the piano. 

53. Dr. D. R. Perry, President of the Associational Brotherhood, gave 
the Associational Brotherhood report and a Calendar of Activities for the 
new year and moved its adoption. Seconded by the Rev. W. Ches Smith 
and approved. 

54. Mrs. Charles F. Smith led the Yates Baptist Church Choir in singing, 
"Something for Thee" arranged by Alta C. Faircloth. The Choir was ac- 
companied at the organ by Hunter Tillman. 

55. The Moderator announced that the time for the fixed business in the 
second day's session would follow immediately the special music. 

56. Jesse M. Johnson, the Virginia Representative on Brotherhood Com- 
mission, gave an address on enlisting the laymen. His topic for the address 
was, "Accentuate the Positive." 

57. The Moderator, R. D. Holleman, pronounced the benediction. 

SECOND DAY 
Morning Session 
October 26, 1955 

"The Serving Church" 

58. The Rev. Kenneth Wilson led in singing "Leaning on the Everlasting 
Arms" accompanied at the piano by the Rev. Waldo Woodcock. 

59. The Scripture for the morning was read by the Rev. Ralph Yar- 
borough of the Immanuel Church. The Rev. C. E. Edinger led in prayer. 

60. The report of the Special Committee on Juvenile Delinquency was 
brought by L. C. Goodwin. Mr. Goodwin moved the adoption of this re- 
port. Seconded by the Rev. C. N. Royal and approved. 

61. Mr. Goodwin introduced Judge Lawson Moore, Juvenile Delinquent 
Court Judge, who brought words of praise for the stand taken by the Yates 
Association in working out juvenile delinquency problems. 



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62. The Rev. C. E. Byrd made the report on the Baptist Homes for the 
Aging and moved the adoption of this report. Seconded by the Rev. James 
L. Pollard and approved. 

63. J. M. Hayes, Representative from the North Carolina Baptist Homes 
for the Aging, brought an interesting message on the recent happenings and 
accomplishments at the Homes. 

64. The Rev. Robert L. Costner, Hospital Representative, gave a report 
on North CaroHna Baptist Hospital and moved the adoption of his report. 
Seconded by the Rev. Alex Booth and approved. 

65. The Rev. Victor S. Dowd, Orphanage Representative, gave the re- 
port on North Carohna Orphanages and moved the adoption of the report. 
Seconded by Mrs. T. M. Herndon and approved. 

66. W. C. Reed, Superintendent of the North Carohna Baptist Orphan- 
ages, gave a verbal report on the Orphanages and presented some promotional 
material that will be sent out to the churches for use at Thanksgiving. 

67. O. A. Johnson, Chairman of the Special Committee on Associational 
Assembly Grounds, gave a report of the work of his committee and moved the 
adoption of the report. Seconded by the Rev. Alex Booth and approved. 

68. O. A. Johnson made a report on Christian Literature pubhcations and 
explained the benefits derived from the use of these publications. Mr. John- 
son moved the adoption of this report. Seconded by Mrs. T. U. Herndon and 
approved. 

69. The Bethesda Intermediate Boys Quartet, Norman Stallings, Michael 
Best, Johnny Ausley and Douglas Scott, sang "Heartaches, Take Them All 
to Jesus" and "Holy Spirit, Light Divine." 

70. Order of special business. The Rev. Warren Carr, Chairman of the 
Constitution and By-laws Committee, was recognized to present the proposed 
constitutional changes. After a brief discussion, the motion made by Mr. 
Carr on Tuesday and seconded by Mrs. T. U. Herndon was approved. 

71. The Rev. Warren Carr moved the amendments now passed be in- 
corporated in the constitution of the Association. Seconded by the Rev. 
James L. Pollard and approved. 

72. The Rev. Kenneth Wilson with Waldo Woodcock at the piano led 
in singing "Standing on the Promises." 

73. The Rev. Benjamin R. Bruner made the Rehef and Annuity Board 
Report and moved the adoption of this report. Seconded by M. F. Johnson 
and approved. Mr. Bruner gave an oral report on the work of the Relief 
and Annuity Board and its advantages for pastors and churches. 



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74. The Rev. A. D. Frazier gave the report of the Citizen's Committee 
on Good Government and moved its adoption. Seconded by the Rev. J. 
Marshall Walker and approved. 

75. The Rev. Kenneth Wilson led in singing "Stand Up For Jesus" with 
the Rev. Waldo Woodcock at the piano. 

76. The Superintendent of Missions was recognized to obtain information 
from churches represented as to whether they can and will participate in the 
Durham Area Revivals and the School of Missions in 1956. 

77. The Rev. Alex Booth, Pastor of Cedar Fork Church, brought words 
of welcome and announcements concerning the lunch. 

78. The Rev. Kenneth Wilson led the congregation in singing "Make Me 
a Channel of Blessing" accompanied by the Rev. Waldo Woodcock at the 
piano. 

79. Dr. Richard K. Young, Director of the Department of Pastoral Care 
at North Carohna Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, brought an inspirational 
message on "The Church Serves in the Community." Dr. Young pro- 
nounced the benediction and asked God's blessing on the lunch. 

Afternoon Session 
October 26, 1955 

"The Missionary Church" 

80. The Rev. Kenneth Wilson led in singing "Jesus Saves" accompanied 
at the piano by Mrs. Henry Morgan. 

81. Scripture from Matthew 28 was read by the Rev. John Moore and 
the Rev. John Stone led in prayer. 

82. Dr. L. L. Carpenter, Editor of the Biblical Recorder y was recognized 
and spoke briefly concerning the Biblical Recorder. 

83. The Rev. A. D. Frazier, Chairman of the Committee on Committees, 
gave his report and moved the adoption of the report and the election of the 
committees named. Seconded by the Rev. Alex Booth and approved. 

84. Mrs. E. T. Newton, Associational Superintendent of the Woman's 
Missionary Union, gave the reports for the W. M. U. Mrs. Newton moved 
the adoption of these reports. Seconded by the Rev. Dennis Hockaday. Ap- 
proved. 

85. The Rev. Jack Wilder gave the report on Foreign Missions and 
moved the adoption of his report. Seconded by the Rev. H. B. Anderson 
and approved. 

86. The Rev. Elmo Scoggins, Missionary to Palestine on furlough, 
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87. Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, soloist, sang "Forward to Christ" by O'Hara 
accompanied by Mrs. H. E. Gwin. 

88. The Rev. Benjamin R. Bruner, Acting Chairman of the Resolutions 
Committee, gave the report of the Resolutions Committee and moved its adop- 
tion. Seconded by the Rev. A. D. Frazier and approved. 

89. The Rev. C. E. Byrd', Chairman of the Place and Preacher Com- 
mittee, gave the committee's report and moved its adoption. Seconded by the 
Rev. Benjamin R. Bruner and approved. 

90. The Rev. W. Ches Smith moved that we have a night meeting again 
next year at the annual session of the Association. Seconded by the Rev. A. 
D. Frazier and approved. 

91. The Superintendent of Missions moved that Lystra Baptist Church 
be added to the report of churches receiving the red ribbon certificates of 
merit. Seconded by the Rev. Lowe Norman and approved. 

92. The Superintendent of Missions gave the report of Ordination Com- 
mittee and moved its adoption. Seconded by the Rev. Benjamin R. Bruner 
and approved. 

93. The Rev. Kenneth Wilson led in singing "Send the Light." 

94. The Rev. H. B. Anderson installed the newly elected officers for 
the Yates Association. 

95. The Rev. Leo Bridgers gave a report on Home Missions and moved 
the adoption of this report. Seconded by the Rev. Lowe Norman and motion 
approved. 

96. The Rev. H. B. Anderson gave the State Mission report and moved 
its adoption. Seconded by the Rev. Benjamin R. Bruner and approved. 

97. The Rev. Earle L. Bradley, Secretary of Promotion, North Carolina 
Baptist Convention, brought a message on "State Missions." He reported 
that out of seventy-five Associations in North Carolina the Yates Association 
standing as to the number of churches in the Association is thirty-sixth, ninth 
in the number of members and twenty-fifth in per-capita gifts. 

98. The Rev. Kenneth Wilson led the congregation in singing "Blest 
Be the Tie that Binds." 

99. The Rev. Charles A. Maddry pronounced the benediction, bringing 
to a close the seventh annual session of the Yates Baptist Association. 

Robert D. HoUeman, Moderator 
Harrell B. Perry, Clerk 

AUXILIARY MEETINGS 

The annual W. M. U. Meeting program and complete reports will be 
found beginning on page 52. 



Report Section 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Your nominating- committee wishes to recommend the persons, whose names are 
listed below, for the officers for the YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION for the as- 
sociational year 1955-1956: 

Moderator — Rev. Charles Maddry. 

Vice-Moderator — Rev. Dennis Hockaday. 

Clerk — Mr. Harrell Perry 

Treasurer — Mr. Z. B. Teel, Jr. 

Historian — Rev. Z. B. Teel, Sr. 

Auditor — Mr. R. A. Cherry. 

Hospital Representative — Mr. H. L. Ferguson. 

Baptist Home Rep. — Mr. K. U. Bryan. 

Biblical Recorder Rep. — Mrs. Ed Gwin. 

Orphanage Rep. — Mr. J. J. Thornton. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James L. Pollard, Chmn. 
Kenneth Wilson 
Robert Dorr 



OFFICERS OF ASSOCIATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 

Sunday School 

Superintendent Howard Foshee Primary Miss Gladys Batson 

Supt. of Enlargement & Evangelism Junior Norman Staples 

Jack Wilder Intermediates Alex Booth 

Supt. of Training V. A. Shore Young People Miss Jean Dula 

Cradle Roll Adult C. H ,Collie 

Nursery Mrs. Mary Overman Extension E. B. Britt 

Beginner Mrs. Gordon Chandler Vacation Bible School Mrs. H. B. Perry 

Training Union 

Director . . Miss Nannie Mae Herndon Int. Leader W. L. Pearson 

Assoc. Dir Curtis Crutchfield Jr. Leader Mrs. D. R. Garrett 

Secretary Mrs. W. L. Pearson Primary Leader Mrs. B. M. Mullen 

Chorister John Laverty Beginner Leader .... Mrs. J. F. Christian 

Pianist Miss Valeria Wallace Nursery Leader Miss Thelma Arnote 

Adult Leader Coy Yates Pastor Advisor Rev. H. B. Anderson 

Y. P. Leader Rev. W. C. Smith 



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Woman's Missionary Union 



Superintendent ... Mrs. E. T. Newton 
Assoc. Superintendent 

Mrs. W. C. Lyon, Sr. 
Young People's Leader. .Mrs. D. H. Lyon 
Corresponding Sec. . . Mrs. E. J. Daniel 
Recording Se;. Mrs. W. J. Broadwell 

Treasurer Mrs. C. A. Wallace 

Community Miss. Chm.. Mrs. E. P. Sneed 

Prayer Chm Mrs. H. T. Lyon 

Stewardship Chm. Mrs. Hubert Warren 

Literature Chm Mrs. Hubert Page 

Margaret Fund Chm. 

Mrs. Charles Maddry 



Dir. of Miss. Fundamentals. 

Mrs. A. A. Gregory 

Group I Mrs. S. E. Dennis 

Group n Mrs. B. Ray Olive 

Group HI Mrs. L. L. Gardner 

Mrs. A. J. Sherron 

Group IV Mrs. Jodie Shipp 

B.W.C. Advisor . . . Mrs. A. D. Frazier 
Y.W.A. Counselor. Mrs. H. S. Mumford 

G.A. Counselor Mrs. Marion Howe 

R.xA. Counselor Mrs. L. A. Lee 

Sunbeam Leader Mrs. Mabel Nevius 

Historian Mrs. J. R. Craig 



Brotherhood 



President Dr. D. R. Perry 

Program V.-Pres Roy Watson 

Attendance V.-Pres E. L. Phillips 

Promotion V.-Pres O. A, Johnson 

Sec. -Treasurer C. H. Collie, Jr. 

Chorister W. W. Scott 

Asst. Chorister E. C. Baker 



Pianist John Cleo Faucette 

Asst. Pianist James Long, Jr. 

Advisory Committee: Messrs. A. L. Wilson, 
R. L. Mills, Charles McKinnon, Rev. 
W. Ches Smith, Rev. B. E. Morris, Rev. 
C. F. Smith, Rev. Ben Bruner, Rev. 
Charles A. Maddry. 



PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION 
OF YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

Article 2 : The Association in session shall be composed of the duly elected messen- 
gers from the cooperating Baptist Churches in Durham County and its adjacent territory, 
and duly elected messengers from these Baptist Churches which may become cooperative 
in the future under the provisions hereinafter provided. 
Article 4: Senterjce One changed to read; 

Churches seeking to seat messengers in the ^Association shall apply to. . . . 
Sentence Tivo changed to read; 

It is understood that during this period such churches will be accorded all of the 
services of the Association and its privileges with the exception of the right to 
seat voting messengers. 

Sentence Four c/ianged to read; 

At the conclusion of the period of watch-care the church or churches shall be 
authorized to seat duly elected messengers with voting privileges. 

Article ^ luith above proposed ajnendments would read as folloivs: 

Churches seeking to seat messengers in the Association shall apply to the Chu"ch 
Extension Committee prior to the annual meeting of the Association, giving evi- 
dence of their faith and order, and their agreement to be received under the watch- 
care of the Association for a period of one year. It is understood that during 
this period such churches will be accorded all of the services of the Association 
and its privileges with the exception of the right to seat voting messengers. 



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Upon recommendation of the committee and the approval of the Association by 
a two-thirds majority of the members present and voting-, the church or churches 
shall be received under the watch-care of the Association. At the conclusion of 
the period of watch-care the church or churches shall be authorized to seat duly 
elected messengers with voting- privileges. 
Article 6 : Any church may decline to send messengers to the Association at its 
pleasure. Whenever this constitutes a withdrawal of fellowship on the part of the 
church, the Association shall not as a body, or through a representative or representatives, 
seek to restrain by coercion or law the withdrawal action of the church. 

General: Each phrase containing the two words "member churches" or "member 
church" shall be amended to read "cooperating churches" or "cooperating church" to 
bring the entire constitution in line with the above proposals. This applies to Articles 
7, 8, 9, II, 2 1, 2 2, 26 (see i ), and any others. 
Article 25: Sentence Three changed to read; 

Members of the committees shall be selected from the membership of those 
churches cooperating with the Association. . . . 
Article 25 ivith proposed arnend^nent vjould read as follows: 

The Association shall have the Standing Committees listed below, along with any 
other committees authorized by the Association or the Associational Board. These 
committees shall begin their duties at the close of the annual meeting, and shall 
make reports of their work to the Associational Board or to the Association. 
Members of the committees shall be selected from the membership of those 
churches cooperating with the Association and are subject to re-election provided 
that in no case any person shall serve on the same committee longer than three 
years in succession. The Moderator and Superintendent of Missions shall be 
considered ex-officio members of all Standing Committees. 
Article 26: Section /, sentence one should read-^ 

The official transaction of business in all regular meetings of the Association and 
Associational Board shall be by the affirmative majority vote of members rre ent 
and voting, except in matters relating to the Constitution, or withdrawing fellow- 
ship from any cooperating church, and of seating messengers from those churches 
desiring to cooperate with the Association. 
Article 26 ^ Section One^ ivith above proposed amendment would read; 

The official transaction of business in all regular meetings of the Association and 
Associational Board shall be by the affirmative majority vote of members present 
and voting, except in matters relating to the Constitution, or withdrawing fellow- 
ship from any cooperating church, and of seating messengers from those churches 
desiring to cooperate with the Association. In call meetings of the Association 
or of the Associational Board and representing a majority of the irembership 
of the Associational Board and representing a majority of the cooperating 
churches shall be necessary to constitute a quorum. 

(Rec'd 10/17/55) 

EXTENSION COMMITTEE 

The Extension Committee composed of Brother Jethro Broadwell, U. P. McLaurin, 
Gerald Naylor, and H. E. Cherry, submits the following report for 1954-55: 
I. Held eight meetings during the year. 



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2. Received, investigated and passed upon request from three churches to seat messen- 
gers at the Yates Association. 

3. Surveyed the needs and possibilities of several cites for chapels, missions, or 
churches in the association territory. 

4. Cooperated with the Grey Stone Baptist Church in the establishment of a work 
at Holt School on Roxboro Road. 

5. Empolyed Miss Sylvia Mangum as summer worker and supervised her work in 
mission Vacation Bible Schools. 

6. Contacted and advised with several churches concerning mission points in the 
Association. 

7. Contacted and advised with leaders of the Mt. Zion Association concerning the 
possibility of a work in Glenn Lennox at Chapel Hill. 

8. Planned and promoted an association-wide census. 

James H. Pernell, Chairman 

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Your Finance Committee wishes to thank the churches and their leaders for the 
fine support they have given our associational program this year. We also appreciate 
the excellent cooperation we have received from the Association Office in making reports. 

We would like to call your attention to the following important matters: 

1. Let every church adopt in its budget an amount for the Association. If any 
church has not yet done this, let it consider the matter at its earliest convenience. 

2. Let every church consider the goal asked by the Finance Committee. The Com- 
mittee worked out a formula which divides the responsibility as fairly as possible and 
asked for no more than the amount needed to meet the budget. Please consider the goal, 
suggested for your church. 

3. Let every church make regular monthly remittances to our treasurer. As we 
urge regularity of giving among our church members, so let our church contribute 
to the Association's needs. , , 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles A. Maddry, Chairman 

BUDGET FOR THE YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October, 1 95 5-September, 1956 

1 . Salaries 

Superintendent of Missions $5,000.00 

Clerk 120.00 $ 5,120.00 

2. Office Expense 

Rent and Secretary 3,180.00 

Telephone 250.00 

Postage 300.00 

Equipment and Supplies 500.00 4,230.00 

3. Other Expenses 

Superintendent's T;raveling Expense 600.00 

Housing Allowance 1,200.00 



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Retirement 160.00 

Convention expense 225.00 



Printing (including- minutes) 750,00 2,935.00 

4. Missions 

Sunday School 100.00 

Training Union 200.00 

Brotherhood 100.00 

Association Project 1,200.00 

Associational Commitment 2,400.00 

Pastors' Conference 50.00 

Church Expansion 500.00 

Incidentals 1,500.00 

Summer Worker 300.00 6,350.00 

$18,635.00 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT 1954-1955 

Cash on hand Oct. i, 1954 $ 2,646.65 

Receipts : 

From Churches 

Alston Avenue $ 25.00 

Angier Avenue 660.00 

Bethesda 940.00 

Berea 153-09 

Bells* 20.00 

Braggtown 300.00 

Calvary 1 1 2.48 

Cedar Fork 100.00 

Cheek Heights . 128.00 

Durham Memorial 175.00 

Ebenezer 30.00 

Edgemont 5 75-oi 

Ephesus 150.00 

Faith 128.05 

First 1,100.00 

Gorman 300.00 

Grace 500.00 

Greystone ..r 560.24 

Guess Road 200.00 

HoUoway Street 520.00 

Immanuel 99-97 

Lakewood 240.00 

Lowe's Grove 90.00 

Lystra i5 5-o4 

Mt. Gilead 84.00 

Mt. Hermon 134.20 

Mt. Moriah 100.00 



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Mt. Pisgah 250.00 

Olive Branch 32.00 

Olive Chapel 275.00 

Park View 120.00 

Plain View 52.00 

Pleasant Hill 15.00 

Red Mountain 90.00 

Roberson Grove 10.00 

Rose of Sharon 100. on 

Temple 1,1 50.00 

Watts Street 925.00 

Westwood 150.00 

Yates ' = 660.00 

Total $11,409.08 

Baptist State Convention 1,100.00 

Income through Superintendent 538.80 

Total Receipts $13,047.88 

Total Cash Available $15,694.53 



YATES ASSOGIATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The Associational Sunday School Officers began their work this year with a study 
course. We met at a local cafeteria for the evening meal and then each officer discussed 
one chapter of A ssoc'iational Sunday School Work, by N. N. Barnette. 

In January our meeting was at Calvary Baptist Church where we put on a three-act 
play called "Let's Get the Facts." This was in connection with our Association-wide 
census. The purpose of the play was to show the wrong and right ways of taking a 
religious survey. The play was given again by request, later, at Grace Church. 

The April meeting was held with Lakewood Baptist Church, where our program 
was on the "Value of a Family Altar in the Christian Home." In addition to some 
fine messages a little skit was given. The skit consisted of a family of five gathered 
around the table having family altar. 

Our Vacation Bible School clinic was held with Westwood Baptist Church where with 
the help of some folks from Raleigh Association, we had a well-attended and successful 
clinic. 

Our July meeting was held with Grace Baptist Church. At this meeting we 
attempted to show the value of Promotion Day. A panel discussed the good points of 
having completely graded adult departments. We emphasized the importance of having 
a complete organization, including Cradle Roll, Nursery and Extension departments. 

The meeting in November will be a banquet at First Baptist Church which will be 
utilized to prepare for the State-wide Sunday School Leadership week that will be in 
Durham in January. 

During the last year the following awards have been earned : 

Angier Avenue 66 Edgemont 5 

Bells 2 "Faith i 

Bethesda 15 First 11 

Cheek Hieghts v 37 Gorman 90 

Durham Memorial 16 Grace 48 



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Grey Stone 44 

Guess Road 32 

HoUoway Street 4 

Lowe's Grove 24 

Mount Moriah 19 

We extend our thanks for the fine work 
and the response of all our Baptist people. 



Olive Chapel 24 

Park View .... 2 

Temple 70 

Watts Street i 

Yates 67 

of the Associational Sunday School officers 
Alex L. Booth, Jr. 



REPORT OF 

THE YATES ASSOCIATIONAL TRAINING UNION 

COMPARATIVE REPORT OF TRAINING UNION WORK 

ITEM Year 1953-54 1954-55 

Number of Training Unions 35 37 

Training Union Enrollment 4005 

Number of Standard Unions Reported 2 o 

No. Churches with fully graded T. U. 34 36 

No. Churches with Departmentalized T. U 16 17 

No. Churches requesting T. U. Awards 40 40 

No. T. U. Study Course Awards requested 2029 ^759 

No. Churches with Youth Week 16 18 

Letters and Cards written by Ass'n Officers 1117 972 

Telephone Calls made by Ass'n Officers 249 236 

Miles Traveled by Ass'n Officers 2233 2821 

Total xA.ssociational T. V. Expense $136.47 $208.29 

Total xA.ttendance at Ass'n T. LT. Meetings 2461 2100 

"M" Night Attendance 625 500 

ASSOCIATIONAL TOURNAMENT WINNERS 
Juniors 

Berea — Nancy Parrish (Regional and State Winner) 

Carol Pendergraft (Regional and State Winner) 

Linda Parrish (Regional and State Winner) 

Eric Kyles (Regional and State Winner) 

Brenda Herndon (Regional and State Winner) 

Imogene Ferrell (Regional and State Winner) 

Phyllis Ferrell (Regional and State Winner) 

Jean Cook (Regional and State Winner) 
Bethesda — Sandra Stallings (Regional and State Winner) 

Sylvia Freeman (Regional and State Winner) 

Diana Freeman (Regional and State Winner) 
First — Sandy Hobgood (Regional and State Winner) 

Billy Banks (Regional and State Winner) 

Bill Brantley (Regional and State Winner) 

Linda Rhodes (Regional and State Winner) 

Martha Banks (Regional and State Winner) 



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Grace — Sarah Stone (Regional and State Winner) 

Holloway Street — Linda Thomas (Regional and State Winner) 

Lowe's Grove — Ronnie Carver (Regional and State Winner) 

Linda Carver (Regional and State Winner) 

Ronnie Parrish (Regional and State Winner) 

David Parrish (Regional and State Winner) 
Temple — Bill Maddry (Four Year Winner) (Regional and State Winner) 

Theda Apperson (Regional and State Winner) 
Yates — Bennie Elliott (Regional and State Winner) 
Iuter?tiediates 

First — Ronald Martin (First place in Association) 
Bethesda — Frances Ellis (Second place in Association) 
Yotuig People 

Plain View — Barry Padgett (First place in Association) 
Grey Stone — Betty Jane Hall (Sec lul p'ace in Association) 
Adults 

First — Mrs. Doris Ashley (First place in Association) 
Grace — Charles Hulin (Second place in Association) 
HxfHn Festival 

Grey Stone — Chancel Choir (Regional and State Winner) 

Adult Double Quartet (Regional and State Winner) 

Carolers Choir (Regional and State Winner) 
Angier Avenue — Junior Choir (Regional and State Winner) 
Bethesda — Intermediate Choir (Regional and State Winner) 

STUDENTS FOR FULL-TLME CHRISTL^N SERVICE 

Angier Avenue — Horace McLaurin, Billy Pickett, Gray Rogers, Doris Parnell, Robert 

Parnell, Beal Rowland, Doris Daniels. 
Bethesda — Fay Woody, Dot Hayes. 

Braggtown — Clarence O'Briant, Walley Ausley, Bonnie Rae Taylor, Faye Perry. 
Cedar Fork — Carolyn Green. 
Cheek Heights — Linda Hurst. 

Durham Memorial — C. W. Moss, Olivia Andrews. 

Edgemont — Coleman Markham, Billie Peele, Pamela Bray, Carolyn Barbee, Sylvia 

Mangum, R. L. Weiitherspoon, Jr., E. T. Robe/ts, Jr., Jackie Richards. 
Gorman — Carol Wall. 

Grace — Peggy Phillips, Dewey Davis, Wavne Fletcher, Charles H. Hulin, Sylvia Keene. 
Guess Road — Doris Jones. 

Holloway Street — Rachel Kerr, Hunter Hobgood, Bobby Seagroves, Norman Seagroves, 

Hal Mumford, Pat McDaniel, Alton Tyndall. 
Lowe's Grove — N. T. Parrish, Patricia Morgan. 
Park View — Boyce G. Kimball, Sandra Thomas. 

Temple — Page Shelton, Carol Christian, Don Pearce, Bill Maddry, Elizabeth Wright. 



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DIGEST OF CHURCH LETTERS 

From the Church Letters and other reports sent in it seems that the Yates Associa- 
tion Churches have been busy doing- the following: calling pastors and other full-time 
workers, purchasing property and delving into new fields of activity. 

The following churches called pastors or added workers to the church staff during 
the year: Bells, Bethesda, Calvary, Cedar Fork, Edgemont, Hoiloway Street, Immanuel, 
Park View and Roberson Grove. 

Property and equipment was purchased as follows: Berea, an electric stove 5 Bethesda, 
a 16 mm. Sound Propector^ Cheek Heights, a Hammond Organ j Durham Memorial 
property for pastorium, parking and recreational facilities j First purchased and 
dedicated a new pastorium 5 Guess Road purchased property for off-street parking and 
recreation ^ HoUoway Street, houses for Sunday School rooms and a piper-cub for 
missionary work in Brazil, 

New fields of endeavor in our churches are: Angler Avenue, began a Building 
Fund for an Educational Buildings Berea piped water into church and church hut 5 
Braggtown voted to employ first full-time Minister of Education; Calvary completed an 
eight-room pastorium and Cheek Heights added a room to the pastorium ; Durham 
Memorial brick-veneered and built a kitchen to the Fellowship Building and had their 
first Girl's Auxiliary Coronation; Gorman added a steeple, remodeled and enlarged their 
sanctuary; Grey Stone commemorated sixtieth anniversary in October 1954- with R, G. 
LeTourneau, guest speaker; Immanuel organized a Brotherhood and voted to build a 
pastorium; Lowe's Grove built and dedicated a pastorium; Lystra organized a youth 
choir, equipped and opened a two-room Nursery and voted to install memorial windows 
in the sanctuary; Park View dedicated a new sanctuary on June 5; Mount Gilead built 
a pastorium; Red Mountain established a Building Fund for a Pastorium; Rose of 
Sharon built a church community center building and Temple broke ground on Easter 
Sunday for a new sanctuary; Yates worshipped in this new sanctuary the first time on 
May 15, 1955. They had the largest number of persons ever assembled on the grounds 
at Yates that day with 893 in Sunday School and more than 1,100 attending the 
morning worship service. 

REPORT OF THE YATES ASSOGIATIONAL BOARD 

Under the provisions of our Constitution, the Associational Board is empowered to act 
in the interim between the annual sessions. To some who have not studied the pro- 
visions of the Constitution and are not aware of the composition of your Associational 
Board, this might seem a broad delegation of power. However, since each church is 
represented on the Board by its pastor and two lay representatives, I respectfully submit 
to you each church has a voice in the transaction of the business coming before the 
Board. 

Further, under the provisions of our Constitution your Moderator serves as Chairman 
of the Associational Board and presides over its meetings, and therefore, in order for 
the Association to be fully advised as to the actions of the Board pertaining to the 
business of your Association I submit this report. 

Your Associational Board meets each month at the conclusion of each Association 
night. The first meeting for the year just concluded was on November 23, 1954 at the 
First Baptist Church. This was an organizational meeting and the most important 
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their messengers on the Board. Also the executive committee of the Board was em- 
powered to process -the applications of the churches receiving aid from the State Con- 
vention and application for the supplement to the salary of the Association Missionary 
and to see that the necessary papers were in the hands of the Missions Committee of the 
General Board of the State Convention on or before January i, 1955. 

Other actions taken by the Board during the past year are as follows: 

1. Approved the purchase of a 16 mm. sound projector for use by the Associational 
Missionary and the various churches. 

2. Approved the various dates concerning events in preparation for the simultaneous 
evangelistic meetings last Spring. 

3. Approved a request from the Durham Baptist Ministerial Association for $50.00 
for miscellaneous expenses of said Association. 

4. Agreed to cooperate with the First Baptist Church and invite the Statewide Sunday 
School Clinic to Durham in January 1956, 

5. Pursuant to a motion passed at the last annual Associational meeting, authorized 
the Program Committee to plan a night session of the Association to be held on the 
first night of the Annual Meeting of the Association at Yates Baptist Church on Tuesday, 
October 25, 1955. 

6. Authorized the Moderator to appoint committees on Juvenile Delinquency and 
a Yates Association Retreat or Assembly Ground. 

Your Moderator appointed the following committees: 
Assembly Ground : 

(i) O. A. Johnson, Chairman; (2) John A. Buchanan; (3) Owen B. Nichols; 
(4) Charles Cheek; (5) D. J. Booth. 
Juvenile Delinquency: 

(i) L. C. Goodwin, Chairman; (2) Chris Hamlett; (3) E. L. Phillips; (4) Mrs. 
W. C. Lyon; (5) R. E. Freeman; (6) Dr. D. R. Perry; (7) Rev. Benjamin R. Bruner. 

7. Authorized the Associational Missionary to plan Association-wide schools of 
missions in the Fall of 1956. 

8. Secured the services of Miss Sylvia Mangum to aid in the conducting of Vacation 
Bible Schools in the Association. 

9. Approved a proposition to seek and cooperate in joint simultaneous Revival 
Effort among all denominations in the Spring of 1956, with our own Associational 
Missionary directing the effort. 

10. Approved and recommended to the Association changes in the Constitution and 
By-Laws as presented by the Constitution and By-Laws Committee. This report will 
be presented by that Committee during this session of the Association. 

11. Approved and recommended the conditions to be met to qualify for a certificate 
of merit in 1956. 

The above is a summary of the important items of the action taken by your Board 
and is presented for your information. 

Now, if I may, I should like to make a few recommendations. 

I. (a) That your church elect and send to the Associational Board messengers that 
can and will attend, (b) That your church clerk advise the office of the Associational 
Missionary the names and addresses of your messengers to this Board, so that they will 
receive notices of the meetings and other information on behalf of your church and 
(c) That you give your messengers an opportunity to report to your church so that it 
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2. In my opinion, the work of the Assembly Ground Committee and the Juvenile 
Delinquency Committee has not been completed, althoug-h these Committees will g-ive a 
report of their progress to this Session of the Association. Therefore, I recommend to 
you that the said Committees be continued tog-ether with the personnel now composing 
them with your Moderator being- empowered to make individual chang-es in the 
Committees if the necessity arises. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert D. Holleman, Moderator 

REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF MISSIONS 

Another happy, profitable associational year came to a close on September 30, with 
increases in both Training Union and Brotherhood organizations, in financial support 
from the churches, in attendance at the associational meetings, in laymen participating 
in our various activities, in gifts through the Cooperati-ve Program. 

Most of the standing as well as special committees and associational officers have done 
superb jobs. I want to thank them personally for the long hours and the conscientious 
effort put forth. I would not dare to single out individuals for special praise but I 
will say that no moderator could possibly be a better and more sympathetic friend than 
Mr. Robert D. Holleman has been. I long to see him go up the ladder of leadership in 
our denominational life. 

I want to take this opportunity publicly to thank my wife and family for being so 
understanding when "Daddy has to go to another meeting," Mrs. J. C. Crutchfield, Jr., 
my very efficient secretary, for relieving me of so many, many details and in general 
"holding the fort," Miss Sylvia Mangum who did such a splendid job during the sum- 
mer months in conducting Mission Vacation Bible Schools, and assisting in detail work 
in the office. 

Our pastors may differ slightly in doctrinal position, and a great deal in methods, 
which is normal, but they are one in a common love of the Lord Jesus Christ. They are 
increasingly sympathetic toward, appreciative of, and cooperative with our Associational 
Program that is gradually taking shape. In going in and out among the churches your 
Superintendent of Missions has always tried to foster a greater love between pastor and 
people. We sometimes hear a wife say to her husband, '.'If you say you love me why 
don't you show it?" True love demands expression. If you love your pastor, show it 
at Christmas time, on their anniversaries, and on special occasions. 

We rejoice with the Angier Avenue and First churches in the establishment of two 
more chapels j we rejoice with the Grey Stone church in the organization of a new 
church on the Roxboro Road at Northern High School. We welcome under the watch- 
care of our association this new church, called the Ridgecrest Baptist Church, along with 
the Mt. Carmel and Chapel Baptist churches from the Mt. Zion Association. 

Nearly 10,000 News Bulletins and approximately 5,000 other letters and postal 
cards have been mailed this past year. Many thousands of other mimeographed ma- 
terials have been made available to the churches. Addressograph plates are kept on file 
for the Durham Ministerial Association and also the Ministerial Alliance in addition 
to all the mailing lists of our own Association groups. A second-hand electric type- 
writer has been acquired to facilitate neater work. 

This last year many things happened in the churches that were not reported in your 
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sending in simple monthly reports, the forms for which we are supplying. We remind 
you that October is nearly gone. 

Have I been in your church enough this year? Because your Superintendent of 
Missions is preaching at least twice every Sunday and sometimes during Sunday School 
and Training Union as well as several times during the week, he probably shall not get 
into your church as much as he would like unless you invite him and/or solicite his help 
in some way. In other words he must go where invited. A member of one of our 
smaller churches said recently "I see where w^e have been making a terrible mistake in 
not asking our Superintendent of Missions to help us!" We are increasingly a 
"Servicenter" J let us help you! 

Now a look into the future! On November 22, Dr. G. S. Dobbins will be here for 
our next monthly Associational Meeting at First Church. This will mark the launching 
of our real preparation for the "State-wide Sunday School Leadership Week" on January 
22-28. 200 clinicians from all over North Carolina besides the faculty will be coming 
for that great week. 

On March 11-18, something unique is happening in our area. During that week 
all denominations are cooperating in what will be known as the "Durham Area 
Revivals." Each denomination and individual church will carry out its program in 
much its own way but will cooperate in the matter of a common week, and a tremendous 
campaign of publicity and promotion. In our own denomination most of the general 
publicity will come out of the associational treasury. 

Next September 22-28, the biggest event of our whole year will take place. We are 
planning on 35 of the +0 churches to participate in schools of missions. Concentrated 
preparation will begin with the coming of Dr. Lewis Martin in May. Each participat- 
ing church will have a study period and an inspirational period each night with a 
different associational, state, home or foreign missionary. Study course credit will be 
given for this week. 

One year ago this body adopted and launched the idea of awarding to church at this 
session "Certificates of Merit" with either a blue or red ribbon affixed, ce'^ending unon 
the degree to which thev m.et certain conditions. The conditions were listed in last 
year's Minutes. 

The following churches have qualified for a certificate with blue ribbon : Bethesda, 
Berea, Braggtown, Durham Memorial, Edgemont, Gorman, Grey Stone, Guess Road, 
Holloway Street, Lakewood, Olive Chapel, Temple, Yates. 

The following have qualified for a certificate with red ribbon: Angier Avenue, 
Calvary, Cedar Fork, Crfeek Heights, Ephesus, First, Grace, Lowe's Grove, Lvstra, Mt. 
Gilead, Mt. Pisgah, Park View, Watts Street, Westwood. 

We recommend that the following conditions be adopted for the year 1955-56: 

A church may qualify for a certificate as a BLUE RIBBON church by fulfilling 18 
out of the following 22 conditions including all four organizations. 

A church may qualify for a certificate as a RED RIBBON church by fulfilling 15-17 
of the following conditions including at least three organizations. 

The church has a(n)— ,. 

1. Sunday School 

2. Training LTnion j.;;! / ■■ 

3. Woman's Missionary Union 

4. Brotherhood 

5. Cradle Roll 



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6. Sunday School Nursery 

7. Extension Department 

8. Budg-et 

9. Biblical Recorder Club 

10. Projector 

1 1 . Library 

12. Home for Pastor ^ 

13. Duplicator 

The church gave to — 

14. Associational Missions at least bi-monthly 

15. Cooperative program at least quarterly 
The church had people attend — 

16. Assemblies: either Ridgecrest, Fruitland or Caswell 

17. Camp Butner and conduct the service at least one Sunday afternoon 
The church contributes toward — 

18. Minister's Retirement Plan 

19. Messengers Convention Expense (either State or Southern Baptist Convention) 
The church had a — 

20. Vacation Bible School 

The church qualified for at least one — 

21. Training Union Study Course Award 

22. Sunday School Study Course Award. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Hubert S. Mumford 

REPORT OF YATES ASSOCIATIONAL BROTHERHOOD 

The Associational Brotherhood is the key promotional and coordinating unit in 
the Brotherhood work. An aggressive Brotherhood will automatically reflect itself 
in the life and the work of the church and the Association. 

The local church organizations, because of their closeness to the churches, reach 
the masses of the men with regular and definite messages concerning the work of the 
associational, state and Convention-wide Brotherhoods. 

They can, through purposeful programs, acquaint the men of the churches with the 
work of the denomination and the part they are to fill in its promotion. 

They can, through well-planned promotional activity, encourage the men of the 
churches to have an ever-enlarging part in the work of their churches and denominations. 

They can, through and under the leadership of the associational moderator, as- 
sociational missionary, and advisory council, project a program of promotional activity 
that will command the attention and respect ot all men — church member or not — of 
the local church. At the same time, through such activity, every cause of Christ will be 
greatly strengthened. The possibilities of aggressive, properly directed associational 
Brotherhoods are unlimited. Those who have been chosen to places of leadership in the 
organization must not take their responsibilities lightly. They are to study the work of 
the association and denomination. They are to discuss (in regular executive committee 
meetings) ways and means through which more of the men of the association may be 
reached and informed as to the purposes and possibilities of the denominational work. 
And finally, they are to plan and froject a program of promotional activity that will 



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encourag-e the men of the churches to become more active in the promotion of every 
phase of the work of their churches and denominations. 

During- this year quarterly meetings were held by the Associational Brotherhood. 
The number of churches with Brotherhood has increased from i i to i8. 

Hig-hlig-hts of this year's activities include the Man-Boy Night held July 12 at 
Ephesus Church. 2 1 6 men and boys attended and participated in fun, food and fellow- 
ship and heard messages by the Rev. Charles F. Smith, Mr. Charles McKinnon and 
finally by Dr. I. G. Greer of Chapel Hill. 

Another highlight of the year was the Region Four Convention supper held at 
First Baptist Church on May 12. Our own moderator, Robert D. HoUeman, presided 
over this meeting. After supper Brother Horace Eason, Secretary of N. C, Baptist 
Brotherhood, conducted a very helpful clinic. The evening was climaxed with special 
music and a very inspiring message by Dr. I. Beverly Lake, Assistant Attorney General 
of North Carolina. 

On October 1 1 our annual Ladies Night was held at Harvey's with a report on 
last summer's brotherhood week-end conference at Caswell by Mr. Robert Wetherspoon, 
a talk on the "World Baptist Alliance" by the Rev. Benjamin R. Bruner, and finally 
a message on "The Christian's Attitude Toward Delinquency" by Congressman C. B. 
Deane. 

The following officers will serve the Yates Association Brotherhood organization 
this new church year : 

President — Dr. D. R. Perry. 
Program V. Pres. — Roy Watson. 
Attendance V. Pres. — E. L. Phillips. 
Promotion V. Pres. — O. A. Johnson. 
Secretary-Treasurer — C. H. Collie, Jr. 
Chorister — W. W. Scott. 
Asst. Chorister — E. C. Baker. 
Pianist — John Cleo Faucette. 
Asst. Pianist — James Long, Jr. 

Advisory Committee — A. L. Wilson, R. L. Mills, Chas. McKinnon, W. Ches Smith, 
B. E. Morris, Chas. F. Smith, Benjamin Bruner, Chas. A. Maddry. 

Quarterly meetings in 1955-56 will be held as follows: January 10 at Bereaj April 
10 at Immanuelj July 10 at Mt. Moriahj October 16 at Angier Avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Dr. D. R. Perry, President 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 

On August 29th, our Moderator, Robert D. HoUeman, authorized by our Associa- 
tion, appointed a committee to study the problem of juvenile delinquency in Durham 
County. The committee consisting of L. C. Goodwin, Mrs. W. C. Lyon, R. E. Freeman, 
Chris E. Hamlet, E. L. Phillips, Dr. D. R. Perry, and the Rev. Benjamin R. Bruner has 
met twice, September 9 and October 13, with good attendance at both meetings. 

Since September 9 a survey has been made of juvenile delinquent cases that have 
occurred during the past four years, July 1, 1951 through June 30, 195s- The com- 
mittee feels that the facts gleaned from this survey should be studied thoroughly by 
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the program suggested by the Home Mission Board as found in the pamphlet entitled, 
"The Christian's Attitude Toward Delinquency" by Leland H. Waters. 

At their next meeting on November lo the committee plans to continue their study 
with the hope of making some definite recommendations in the near future. 

Respectfully submitted, 
' ^ L. C. Goodwin 

REPORT ON NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR AGING 

1955 

The North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging began their fifth year of opera- 
tion March 16, 1955. This has been a year of encouraging progress. Both Homes — 
Resthaven and Albemarle — have had a continuing waiting list of applicants. As soon 
as a vacancy occurs there are far more applicants for admission than can be accepted. 

This year will be remembered as one of notable enlargement of facilities. Con- 
struction of the Administration and Residental Building, costing $300,000, will get 
under way, and it should be completed by this time next year. The new building will 
provide office facilities, dining room, kitchen, chapel, infirmary, recreational and 
handicraft space, and rooms for forty additional residents, thus raising the total capacity 
of the Homes to 95 residents. 

Two-thirds of the cost of the new building is now in hand, counting the value of 
real estate turned over to the Homes. Personal and corporation gifts are being received 
which will further add to the amount on hand. 

Memorial gifts may be made in the following ways: A gift of $300 will furnish 
n room; $1,000 will endow — furnish and maintain — a room; $3,000 will pay cost of 
building a room. In either case, a memorial plaque — bearing the name of the donor 
and the name of the person memoralized, or honored — will be placed on the door of a 
room. 

Miss Nettie Pearl Willis gave her homeplace at Vale, N. C, as a memorial to her 
mother^ Mrs. Laura Elliott Goode Willis. The property will be sold and proceeds be 
used to erect a cottage on the permanent site of our Homes. In addition. Miss Willis 
made her will in favor of the Homes. 

Increasing support on the part of the churches and denominational program gives 
great encouragement. So far this year, their Special Day offering has reached almost 
$70,000. Since many of the churches put the Homes in the budget instead of taking a 
special offering, and some of the churches wait until the end of the calendar year to 
send their gifts, a complete report for the year cannot be made at this time. But it is 
likely that our goal of $100,000 for the special offering will be nearly reached. In 
addition, the Homes will receive $39,850 as their share of the Nine Year Program, 
according to the estimated budget. 

With increasing aid from denominational sources, the Homes are helping a larger 
number who do not have sufficient funds with which to pay the cost of keep as resi- 
dents. In fact, about ninety per cent of all the residents are being helped by the Homes — 
some with about two-thirds of the cost of keep, and others with about one-third. Less 
than ten per cent of the residents in the Homes have turned over enough assets to pay 
their cost of keep on the life plan. Regardless of financial condition, an applicant is 
received into the Homes on the basis of need and room available. 

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and support of their friends. "Hitherto hath the Lord helped." Surely all North 
Carolina Baptist should be grateful for the progress made thus far. Let us all rally 
to the challenge to render a greater ministry to the increasing number of aging friends 
who need the services of our Homes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Byrd 

REPORT ON THE BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

Our Baptist Hospital fills an important place in the life and work of North Caro- 
lina Baptists. It will probably serve 50,000 patients this year, touching every area in our 
State. 

In addition to this great host of sick people, our hospital provides an educational 
program for more than 4.50 young people who are in training to become nurses, doctors, 
technicians, pastors and other Christian workers. 

The Department of Pastoral Care provides Christian counseling and guidance for 
the patients, students, hospital staff and personnel, as well as hundreds of others who 
come to the hospital from over the State for this purpose alone. 

It is not easy to estimate the value of these and other services rendered by our 
hospital to multiplied thousands of people of all ages in the fields of health, education, 
and spiritual guidance. 

The cost of carrying on this program for such a multitude of people is tremendous — 
more than two million dollars a year. One-half million dollars of this is spent in help- 
ing to care for sick people who are not able to pay for the service they need. 

The opportunities for Christian service and witness through our hospital are truly 
great. We need to give it a much more generous support through our Mother's Day 
offerings and the Cooperative Program. The churches of our association gave almost 
$4,000 to the hospital this year through the Mother's Day offerings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert L. Costner 

REPORT ON OUR BAPTIST ORPHANAGE 

During the year the orphanage cared for a total of 713 children. At the same 
time we gave services to and helped in the placement of more than 600 other children. 
There has never been a year in the history of the orphanage when the children's needs 
were more adequately met. 

Charity and Children 

Our orphanage publication carries the message direct from the orphanage to more 
than 47 thousand homes each week. The subscription rate in clubs of 10 or more is 
only 60C per year. Each church in the Yates Association should have a club. 

Building Program 

Special gifts have made possible the continuation of the building program. The new 
Church building at Kennedy Home is almost completed. It is considered one of the 
most beautiful in the state. 

During the year a swimming pool was constructed at Mills Home. This was a 
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Our New Plan of Support 

In 195+ our income from the churches was an all-time high. 

The Baptist State Convention voted for the orphanage to come into the Cooperative 
Program beginning January i, 1955. From the Cooperative Program it is to re- 
ceive "That part of its support not otherwise provided for." 

Under this plan the vast majority of the churches continue to send to the orphanage 
the Once- A-Mo nth offering just as in the past. 

Some, however, have put the orphanage in their Cooperative Program Budget. It 
now looks as if about $60,000 of our income this year will be through the Cooperative 
Program. 

Thanksgiving Offering 

Under the new plan of support the Thanksgiving offering becomes more important 
than ever before. Any future expansion of our Child Care program will depend largely 
upon this offering. We need to get a worthy offering from every church this year at 
Thanksgiving. 

The Host of Homeless children who cannot help themselves will thank you from 
the bottom of their hearts. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. J. Thornton 
Orphanage Representative 
Yates Baptist Association 

REPORT OF 

ASSOGIATIONAL ASSEMBLY GROUNDS COMMITTEE 

The committee has investigated and thoroughly discussed 21 different sites situated 
in almost every section of Durham County. We have under consideration a tract of 
land composed of 55 acres on the Wake Forest highway about 10 miles from Durham, 
which seems to be ideally situated for our purpose. For the Association as a whole, the 
committee feels that this Wake Forest location is the best one. Five special meetings 
have been held in regard to this piece of property. It can be obtained for $5,500 if the 
party agrees to dispose of it. To this date we have not been advised definitely that it 
can be secured but your committee will continue to work on it and bring a more 
definite recommendation as quickly as possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

O. A. Johnson, Chairman 

REPORT OF BIBLICAL RECORDER REPRESENTATIVE 

To the Yates Baptist Association meeting at Yates and Cedar Fork Baptist Churches, 
Oct. 25-26, 1955. 

Speaking of the Biblical Recorder^ it has increased in subscriptions this year about 
4000 new subscriptions having now about 60,000 or more subscriptions in North 
Carolina. It is in my opinion the best weekly paper in the State. It costs less than 
four cents a copy. 

The Charity and Children^ our Orphanage paper now has more than 47,000, going 
to Baptist homes of North Carolina. 

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such as Home Missions and the Commission both carry out the Missionary Movement of 
our Baptist Churches, and will keep you in touch with our Missionaries on the Foreign 
Mission and Home Mission fields. 

And there is the Hom^ Life^ a Christian home magazine that serves to keep the 
home happier and holier, and we who read the Home Life think that it is one of the 
best magazines that come into our homes. 

And there is Royal Ser'vice^ the magazine that our W. M. S. uses and finds that 
they cannot do without it. 

And the Our Brotherhood magazine that we of the Brotherhood get each month, and 
find that it gives an insight to all types of missionary work. 

And last the little booklet called the Of en Windows. Published quarterly, it has the 
Daily Devotions that can be used on all occasions, and it will help all who read it. I 
would like to recommend that all of us use these magazines and papers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

O. A. Johnson 

REPORT ON RELIEF AND ANNUITY 
Southwide 

The past year has been marked in particular by the death of Dr. Walter R. Alexander, 
the second executive secretary of the Relief and Annuity Board, who was succeeded by 
Dr. R. xA.lton Reed. Dr. Alexander had served the Relief and Annuity Board as as- 
sociate secretary and then secretary for a number of years and had endeared himself to 
many people as well as demonstrated marked ability in his work. In his successor an 
able and experienced administrator has been found and there is every reason to feel 
encouraged concerning the personnel of this board. 

In so far as the annuity plans are concerned this was the highest year in the 37 year 
history of the Board. In the area of outright relief, however, the states did not provide 
sufficient funds. 

North Carolina 

In common wuth the other states North Carolina has had progress in the annuity end 
of this program. It is understood that a committee will recommend to our State Con- 
vention at Asheville that we go into the Minister's Security Plan for new men coming 
into the plan after January i, 1956. North Carolina is the only state that has not gone 
into this plan up to this time, perhaps because many of the provisions of the Minister's 
Security Plan were already in operation in the North Carolina plan. 

In the area of relief there are in North Carolina 67 ministers and 94 widows. 
According to reports from the Relief and Annuity Board payments to these North 
Carolinians last year amounted to $24,038.50. In the preceding year the North Caro- 
lina State Convention made up the deficit between what was paid through the Coopera- 
tive Program receipts to the Board and what the Board paid to these on relief. It is to 
be hoped that a similar action will take place for this current year. Otherwise there 
will have to be a curtailing of these small payments to amounts of about $12.00 a 
month for pastors and $8.00 for pastors' widows. 

In General 

Social Security is now becoming available to our pastors but will in no way super- 
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serve churches without forfeiting annuity privileges has been extended from two to 
three months out of the year. 

The future looks bright if we will participate in this work in an even larger way 
than we have before. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Benjamin 1. Bruner 

REPORT OF CITIZENS' COMMITTEE ON GOOD GOVERNMENT 

One phase of our associational work which needs much more emphasis in our churches 
today is the program of the Citizens' Committee on Good Government and that of its 
parent, the Allied Church League. It is the conviction of the writer of this report that 
we will never make any headway toward a solution of the problems and evils created by 
the sale and use of beverage alcohol until our people are informed and aroused about the 
situation which confronts us. We shall never get any action by our General Assembly 
until the people who elect its members are concerned enough to demand that action be 
taken. A state-wide referendum will come only when our churches are sufficiently aroused 
to create a sentiment in their respective communities that will become vocal enough 
to be heard in the halls of the General Assembly, 

During the 1955 session of the legislature, the League had three representatives in 
Raleigh most of the time: Hon. Marvin T. Leatherman of Lincolnton and its two 
regular emplovees. A sincere effort was made to get a bill through, calling for a 
referendum, but without success. The League did succeed in rendering ' ineffective a 
beer bill which would have brought back to every county in North Carolina 3.2 beer 
and a second beer bill was killed in committee. 

The League is greatly handicapped by lack of funds to promote an effective program 
and it seems that it may be forced to curtail what it is now doing. This will be 
tragic in the face of what should be done. There is a need for additional personnel, 
funds for an educational program, new films, and a more vigorous effort in the field of 
Good Government. There is also a need to combat liquor propaganda by radio and 
television and, with a reasonable amount of money, the League could do a very 
effective job in this wide open field. 

The Drys have recently won two major victories in North Carolina. On July 23rd, 
an election was held in High Point on the question of establishing ABC Stores. The 
city remained dry by a vote of 5446 against stores and 2,283 votes for them. Then on 
August 6th, the voters of Henderson County voted out beer and wine by a vote of 
5;976 against beer and wine and 1,499 beer and wine. We now have forty-nine 
counties in the State that have voted out beer and wine since local option was granted 
in 1948. 

Problems created by the use of beverage alcohol are increasing as time passes. Under 
the constant urging of liquor advertising, more and more people are using it, and be- 
coming its victims. It is said on reliable authority that 250,000 people are becoming 
alcoholics each year. It kills one-fourth of those slain on our highways, and is said to be 
rapidly becoming the number two health hazard. During the past year, seven liquor 
or beer emporiums sprang up for each new church built in this country. During the 
three month period ending June 20th, new liquor outlets increased by 9,053, but in all 
of 1954, there were only 5,697 churches built. As a result, there are today 141,733 
more saloons, bars, cocktail lounges and liquor stores than there are churches, synagogues 
and temples. Last year the nation spent $9,855,000,000 on alcoholic drinking, as com- 



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pared with $2,964,000,000 on churches. Putting it another way, the average church 
budget in the United States is between $15,000 to $20,000 a year, but the average 
annual business of a typical bar is $55,807. 

One of the major problems in dealing with the situation in our State is that of 
indifference on the part of many church members. One dangerous attitude expressed 
today is that liquor is here and we can do nothing about it. This is the position of the 
defeatist. Whatever conditions exist in North Carolina and Durham County today, 
do so by the permissive will of the members of our churches. There are enough Christian 
people in our State to do whatever needs to be done if we will only stand together. 

It is possible that we need a new approach to some of the problems, certainly in 
those sections of the State where liquor is entrenched. The Allied Church League pro- 
gram is flexible enough to meet any situation. It is anxious to work with any group 
who wants to make an effort toward a solution of local problems. Because the law 
permits local option on the legal sale of beverage alcohol, every county or city having 
legal sale could call an election upon the signing of a petition by 15 per cent of 
those who voted in the last general election for Governor. 

Every church should promote a vigorous program of social education. We are not 
only concerned by the liquor problem, but with such things as divorce, parental de- 
linquency (commonly called juvenile delinquency), immorality, gambling, and other 
social problems. Each church could elect a Committee for Social Education which 
would carry on a constructive, vigorous program of investigation, education and action. 
Our association could work in cooperation with other protestant groups in educating 
their members and the public in general about these vital matters. May we continue to 
go ever forward in the cause of Christ and in accordance with his teachings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Francis E. Walker, Chairman 
B. E. Morris 
W. W. Green 
Stewart Green 
Max Linnens 

FOREIGN MISSION REPORT TO THE YATES ASSOCIATION 

IN 1955 

The New Testament teaches that churches are not to be containers to hold what 
comes to them but rather they are to be channels through which the blessings of God are 
directed to the uttermost parts of the earth. Churches, like individual Christians, should 
be prepared to give an account of their stewardship to Almighty God. Southern 
Baptists are moving and are being moved now more than ever with this concept of 
stewardship as the motivating force. Dr. Baker James Cauthen, Executive Secretary of 
the Foreign Mission Board, recently said: "Never before has there been such widespread 
undergirding of the whole mission task by the entire constituency of the Convention." 

In Foreign Mission work Southern Baptists now have both great opportunity with 
great responsibility. To meet the challenge of this post-war situation the late Dr. M. 
Theron Rankin instigated a program of mission advance which has been tirelessly 
pursued by Dr. Cauthen. This program of advance calls for a staff of 1,750 active 
missionaries. The Board expects to appoint more than 100 new missionaries this year, 
for the second time in its history. At present we have some 1,020 active missionaries. 
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about foreign service. Of the 1,020 active missionaries, we now have about 380 men. 
and 390 married women and 250 single women. These are supported in their work by 
about 4,000 national personnel. Across the Southern Baptist Convention there are 
approximately 11,000 ministerial students who may be prospects for appointment to 
mission posts. 

Financially, the Board is in better shape than ever before in its history. This 
year's receipts are expected to surpass last year's total of $3^)5, 573, 654. 00. It should 
be pointed out, however, that if a tithe of all gifts to churches were given to Foreign 
Missions it would raise the total missions receipts by $30,000,000. Churches cannot 
expect their members to tithe when the churches themselves do not tithe their receipts. 
The average Southern Baptist church keeps $5.00 out of every $6.00 it receives. Let 
it be said also, that our Foreign Mission Board is the most efficient one in the world! 
94.23 per cent of the Foreign Mission Board receipts go directly to the foreign fields. 
Only 5.77 per cent is used for administrative expenses! 

If Southern Baptists are to do the job of obeying the Great Commission much must be 
done which has not been done heretofore. At least four things are necessary: 

(1) There must be genuine concern in our hearts for th|e lost in the nations of this 
world. If we care we will share! 

(2) There must be intercessory prayer for our missionaries and the native workers 
in foreign lands. 

(3) We must realize the financial privilege and obligation which is ours as Christians. 
The only kind of giving of which the Bible speaks is sacrificial giving. Only sacrificial 
giving will suffice to meet the challenge of our generation. 

(4) We must meet the need for missionary personnel. God gave His Son and we 
must give our children in dedication to God. Our youth must be challenged in homes, 
churches and schools to give their all to God. 

We must do more to make disciples of all men. Surely God is not satisfied that in 
our denomination it takes 8,000 church members and thirty churches to support one 
foreign missionary. The church at Antioch sent out three missionaries from its own 
membership. We will never evangelize the world by our giving only $1.11 per year 
per capita to Foreign Missions. Let us care more, give more, pray more and appoint 
more that every person in this world may have at least one chance to know our Christ 
as Savior. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jack B. Wilder 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

Your Resolutions Committee offers the following for your consideration: 

1. We are grateful to the members of Yates and Cedar Fork Baptist Churches for so 
generously and graciously entertaining us. Their hospitality, their generosity and their 
Christian spirit are unsurpassed. Thev have lived up to the scriptural injunction showing 
"hospitality one to another." 

2. We commend the officers of our Association in the splendid way they have served 
us during the past year. We are especially grateful to our Clerk, Mr. Harrell Perry and 
our Moderator, Mr. Robert HoUeman for they have truly been the servants, never the 
rulers of our Association. We believe that in the annals of Heaven their record will 
go down as "well done, thou good and faithful servants." 

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They have faced difficulties due to illnesses of those whom they had invited to be on our 
program and other providential hindrances. Yet with a good spirit and great efficiency 
they have persevered to the end. The result has been an excellent program, well planned 
and executed. We will return to our churches the better servants of God because of their 
work. 

4. We single out our Associational Superintendent of Missions for commendation 
in his untiring efforts to promote the Master's cause. His long hours, diligent work, 
spiritual insight and winsome Christian manner have contributed much to our progress. 

5. We express our deep and abiding gratitude to God for all the blessings material 
and spiritual which have characterized our work. We confess our own inadequacies 
and readily admit that but for God's guidance we would have retrogressed rather than 
advanced. We earnestly seek to show love one for another, and more fully consecrate 
ourselves to the tasks God gives us, praying without ceasing we shall be useful tools 
in His Hands for the coming year. 

6. We note that less than a week ago, God called to his eternal and well deserved 
rewards one of our denomination's most efficient servants, the beloved Perry Morgan. 
Mr. Morgan has left his footprints in our Association when as State Sunday School 
Secretary he advised and assisted our churches. In later years at Ridgecrest, he served 
the whole Southland. We thank God for his life and extend to his son, James P. 
Morgan, formerly of our Association, and his wife our deepest sympathy. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Benjamin R. Bruner, Acting Chairman 
Richard King 
Mrs. George Watkins, Jr. 

PLAGE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

Your Place and Preacher Committee submit to you the following report: 

I. That this Association hold its 1956 sessions — 

1 - First day to be with the Gorman Baptist Church 

2- Second day to be with the Berea Baptist Church 

II. That— 

The Associational Sermon be delivered by the Rev. Dennis W. Hockaday, Pastor of 

the First Baptist Church of Durham. 

And— 

The Alternate preacher to be the Rev. W. Ches Smith, III., Pastor of the Guess 
Road Baptist Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Byrd, Chairman 
Mrs. G. A. Foss 
E. L. Kincaid 

REPORT OF ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

The Ordination Committee has served a number of times in examining candidates 
for the Ministry. A statement prepared by the faculties of our seminaries has been 
made available to all the churches. At present, preparations are being made to make 
certain insights a required "must" for all candidates. We feel the ordination of a 
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examination. We feel progress has been made and solicit the prayers of all that we shall 
ever press forward toward an ideal standard in the Ministry. 

J. Marshall Walker 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS 

The past year closed a special Five-Year Crusade in Home Missions. Some of the 
results of the five years as reported by missionaries of the Board were as follows: 
167,247 professions of faith 5 

1,440 new churches constituted; 
2,974 missions started and 
131,527 added to the churches. 

The Four- Year Conquest for Christ was planned to beg-in in 1955 and to be con- 
cluded in 1958. The emphases for the Four- Years for Christ are as follows: 

1955 Evangelism and Conservation 5 

1956 Church Extension and Revitalization 5 

1957 Reaching the Minority Groups, Language Groups, and Underprivileged 

1958 Promotion of Rural Work, City Missions, and Missionary Education. 

A summary of the work done by missionaries of the Home Mission Board of the 
Southern Baptist Convention during 1954 indicated a total of 1,324 missionaries, 370 
of whom were summer student missionaries. 

In the field of Direct Missions the Home Mission Board ministers to the Chinese, the 
deaf, French, Indians, Italians, Japanese, Russians, Spanish-speaking people, and other 
isolated and neglected groups. Through Rescue Missions and Good Will Centers, as 
well as through missions and churches, home missionaries seek to win the lost to Christ. 

The Department of Co-operative Missions conducts conferences in cooperation with 
state convention forces and promotes City Missions, rural church work, mountain 
missions, western and pioneer missions, a service to broken homes and juvenile de- 
linquertts, a ministry to military personnel, a trailer camp ministry, and provides a 
correspondence Bible course. In 1954 there were 9352 persons enrolled in this study. 

In Negro work, evangelism, and Jewish work the Board extends its ministry to 
millions of Americans in a vital service. Other ministries of the Home Board include 
Alaska, Cuba, Panama and Canal Zone, migrants, summer student missions, and western 
missions. And the Board has the responsibility of the Southern Baptist Convention Chap- 
lain's Commission with its service to the military establishment. 

Church building loan funds have been very active in helping churches to build. 
The Home Mission Board was authorized to borrow $3,000,000 to lend to churches. 
This has been quite a boost to church building as the Board during 1955, has averaged 
placing approximately $200,000 in loans each month. 

The treasurer's report for 1954 shows cash receipts $3,981,689.21. 

North Carolina's contribution was $274,054.74 to the Home Mission Board. Texas 
was the only state that gave more. 

Now, as we begin the Four-Year conquest for Christ (1955-1958) let's work to- 
gether wholeheartedly in this conquest for Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Leo T. Bridgers 



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REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS 

Dr. E. L. Spivey's expression "State Missions Undergirding all Missions" is a good 
one, for all phases of our missionary work is dependent upon State Missions, if we are 
to do the work God is looking for North Carolina Baptists to do. Approximately 
half of all church members in North Carolina are Baptists. About half of our Baptist 
churches were established or aided by State Missions. Some of these churches are the 
strongest ones in North Carolina today. If State Missions had not rendered help to these 
churches, Baptists would not hold the position we do today. 

Our position places upon us both a great challenge and a responsibility for which we 
shall answer to God. We are told that there are 1,900,000 people above the age of 8 
years, who are entirely unchurched in North Carolina. Baptists, more than any other 
people are responsible to God for these unchurched people. While every church and 
every Baptist are responsible to reach every unsaved person, the task cannot be done with- 
out the cooperative effort of all of our churches through State Missions. 

Our State Mission work is so organized that it reaches from one end of our state to 
the other with a varied ministry of 22 agencies to reach the lost and to train Christians 
to become better witnesses to His saving grace. 

The Sunday School department is doing a wonderful job of leading our churches 
to reach the lost and to teach them the Scriptures. 

The Training Union Department is training even larger numbers of church members 
to become workers, "unashamed, rightly dividing the Scriptures." 

The Rural Church department is encouraging more ef our rural churches to a full- 
time program of reaching the people of their communities. 

Through our Department of Student Work, we are ministering to 18,500 Baptist 
Students attending 58 colleges and approximately 80 professional schools in our state. 

Through our Department of Evangelism, the churches have been encouraged and 
aided in winning and baptizing more people than ever in our history. It is expected 
that there will be 45,000 baptisms this year, 1955. 

For more than 100 years. State Missions has been aiding and establishing churches, 
forming new fields of churches, and helping to secure and to maintain competent pastoral 
leadership. 

Time and space forbid more than a mention of the ministries of Visual Aids; 
Assemblies where thousands of our young people answer the call to God for Christian 
service; Preacher's schools, to help many of our pastors to better equip themselves for 
richer ministries; the silent people have the gospel in their sign-language; The Allied 
Church League is doing much to work for a sober populace in our state; Pastoral care 
is helping our ministers to become alert to and better equipped to minister to our sick; 
the Student Loan helps many young people to prepare themselves for full time Christian 
service; Protestants and Other Americans United for the Separation of Church and 
State; Our Negro Baptist Convention is aided in their training of able leadership to 
this great race. (There are i,t 00,000 Negroes in North Carolina. There are 300,000 
Baptist Negroes in North Carolina with 1,150 preachers, onlv 75 of whom have 
Seminary Training and only 150 have college training) ; Samarcand has an average of 
1 4-0 girls where Rev. Eugene Dees is Chaplain; Rev. Ray Gosnell serves as Chaplain at 
McCain Tuberculosis Sanatorium; and last but not least. State Missions will provide 
the money to publish "North Carolina Baptist History" to be preserved for all coming 
generations. 

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Approximately $291,063 will be received from the Co-operative Program. $172,000 
will be the balance needed. It is hoped that "State Missions" day this year and the 
W. M. U. Week of Prayer Offering will make up this deficit. 

Next year's urgent needs will go beyond the half-million mark. Will you pray 
for and give liberally to preserve "The Seed-Corn" of North Carolina Baptists — State 
Missions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Henry B. Anderson 

ANNUAL W.M.U. MEETING 
OLIVE CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
April 14, 1955 
PROGRAM 

Mrs. E. T. Newton, Associational Superintendent Presiding 

THEME: ''Go Quickly and TelV 

9:50 Prelude — Organist Mrs. Carl Goodwin, Olive Chapel 

10:00 Hymn: "I Love to Tell the Story" — Page 371 

10:05 Devotional Period Mrs. Ben R. Bruner, Edgemont Baptist 

Scripture — Period of Directed Prayer .Mrs. Ben R. Bruner, Edgemont Baptist 

Mrs. R. H. Yarborough, Immanuel Baptist 

Special Music — Trio from Yates Mrs. Carl Bishop, Mrs. Leo Couch, 

Mrs. Boyd Brogden 

10:20 Business: Recognition of Visitors 

Appointment of Committees 

Recognition of A-i W. M. S. and/or Unions 

10:30 Telling the Story in the Association Mrs. E. T. Newton, Superintendent 

First Baptist 

In the Association Associate Superintendent Mrs. Wortham C. Lyon, Jr. 

Watts Street Baptist 

11:00 Telling the Story: 

Through Study Mission Study Chairman Mrs. Carl Bishop, Yates Baptist 

Literature Chairman Mrs. Hubert Page, Cedar Fork Baptist 
Through Community Missions Community Missions Chairman Mrs. E. P. Sneed 

Yates Baptist 

11 :i5 What the W. M. U. Can Do for Coinmunity Missions in the Association 

Rev. Hubert S. Mumford, Supt. of Missions Yates Baptist Association 
Through Stewardship of Possessions Stewardship Chairman Mrs. Hubert Warren 

Temple Baptist 

11:30 Hymn: "We've a Story to Tell" — Page 379 

11:35 Telling the Story to Our Youth: Associational Youth Leaders 

Recognition of A-i Auxiliaries Mrs. D. H. Lyon, First Baptist 

11:55 Hymn: "O, Zion, Haste" — Page 151 

12:00 Announcements and Welcome W.M.U. President Mrs. Roy Poole, Olive Chapel 
12:05 Special Music — Trio from Yates Baptist Mrs. Carl Bishop, Mrs. Leo Couch, 

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12:10 Messag-e: "Go Quickly and Tell" Mrs. John Wacaster, State Representative 

12:45 Benediction and Blessing Mrs. Dennis Hockaday, First Baptist 

LUNCH 12:45-1:45 

1:35 Prelude 

1:45 Hymn: "From Greenland's Icy Mountains" — Page 35 

1:50 Devotional Period Mrs. R. H. Yarborough, Immanuel Baptist 

Scripture 
Prayer 

2 :oo Telling the Story Mrs. Charles A. Maddry, Temple Baptist 

Margaret Fund and Carver School Chairman 

Through the Margaret Fund 

Through Carver School of Mission and Social Work 

2:10 Business: Election of Officers and Presentation of Officers Mrs. A. D. Spain 

Edgemont 

Dedicatory Prayer (congregation standing) . . Mrs. Dennis Hockaday, First Baptist 

Committees Reporting 

2:25 Special Music: Duet Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, Mrs. H. E. Gvvin, First Baptist 

2:30 Message: "Telling the Story in Nigeria, Africa. . . Miss Carol Leigh Humphries 
3:00 Benediction: "Blest Be the Tie that Binds" — Page 239 

Mrs. Willis Bennett, Olive Chapel 

REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF YATES W. M. U. 

April 12 the Yates W. M. U. met at Olive Chapel with 208 present and 28 churches 
represented. I presided over the business session and Mrs. Wortham Lyon presided over 
the program. She helped me arrange the program. This was due to my illness and 
I do appreciate her helpfulness and the cooperation of the Executive Board. 

In November I invited the Executive Board to a luncheon meeting at my home with 
an attendance of 22. 

I attended the State Executive Planning meeting in June at Meredith College. 

September 1 5 the Yates Associational Executive Board met at the First Baptist 
Church. The purpose of the meeting was to plan for the Raleigh Divisional meeting 
October 4. A social hour was enjoyed by 31 present, 10 of these ladies were presidents. 

October 4 the Yates W. M. U. was hostess to the Raleigh Division at Grace Baptist 
Church. There were 387 present. 

Mrs. E. T. Newton, Superintendent 

REPORT OF THE COMMUNITY MISSIONS CHAIRMAN 

Community Missions is that phase of W. M. U. work through which our women and 
young people reach out in the name of Christ to meet the needs of those who live 
around them. The aims are: i. Soul Winning, 2. Distribution of Bibles and Religious 
Literature, and, 3. Christian use of the Ballot, and, 4. Working with the youth of the 
church to see that they have wholesome recreation. 

There are 39 active W. M. U. organizations in the Yates Association and at least 36 
of these report active participation in Community missions work each month. Of the 
46 G. A.'s in the Association, 40 of these do Community Missions work. 20 of the 29 
R. A.'s, 30 of the 39 Sunbeams, and all of the 18 Y. W. A.'s are active in this work. 
Most of the work is done in the community, but some go into the hospitals, nursing 
homes, jail, etc. to do their Christian work. A leadership conference was held in 
October, 1954. Fifteen churches were represented. 

Mrs. E. P. Sneed, Chairman 



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REPORT OF ENLISTMENT CHAIRMAN 

We ask ourselves three questions regarding Enlistment: 
I St. What is Enlistment? 
2nd, What is the method? 
3rd. What are the results? 

Enlistment, first of all, is one of the most satisfying functions in Christian experience. 
It enables us to use, to the fullest, the commandment to "go and tell." It gives us an 
opportunity to reach all people, beginning with our neighbors and friends and to enlist 
them in the great cause of Christian work which is the love and support of missions 
through our local church. 

This is the heart and purpose of Bible-missions. The telling of the gospel message. 

There are various methods. The principle method and the most important is 
visitation. There are other methods also where this is not possible, such as cards, notes 
and phone calls, but these are only fair substitutes. Personal contact is the best means 
of furthering the cause of missions. 

We cannot give if we do not go. 

We cannot expect others to serve if we do not serve first. 
We cannot sell our ideas unless we first believe in them ourselves. 
We cannot feel we have accomplished our goal unless we enlist others to help and 
find a place for them to function well. 

The greatest comfort to a person is the warm feeling of belonging. 
What are the results? 

We have the assurance of the present, so we must make the most of our opportunity. 

In growing each day, from strength to strength as it were, we touch humanity and 
become a part of the great Christian program. Our results are shown in growth. 

Nothing is accomplished by standing still. We must surge forward through the 
medium of prayer, love and work. 

Mrs. Wortham Lyon, Sr. 

MISSION STUDY REPORT 

Statistical reports are very valuable, yet seldom remembered. Mission Study statistics 
of the Yates Association for last year show that more organizations reported Mission 
Study Activities, more teaching was being done, more time (3-hour requirement) was 
given over to teaching, and the enrollment in classes increased. This progress is en- 
couraging, but we need to become alarmed because of the fact that the matter of "read- 
ing" continues to decrease, particularly among our Young People. We are told that 
children are reading about 90,000,000 comic books each month. They not only buy 
them, but swap them. The keynote of crime comic books is violence. Shall we con- 
tinue to permit our young people to be neglectful of "Giving attendance to reading, to 
exhortation, to doctrine". . .? 

Proof of the value of Mission Study in our Churches is noted in personal statements 
of people within our own Association such as these (from a layman attending a class 
for the first time) "I certainly know all about Catholicism now. Where were all our 
people? We should have had a full house for such a message as this"j (from a Royal 
Ambassador) "Through Mission Study, I have come to know more fully what Jesus 
meant when he said 'Go Ye' " 5 (from a Missions Volunteer) "I believe through the 
study of Missions, God will in due time reveal to me the place I am best fitted to 



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serve in His Kingdom"; (from a Y. W. A.) "Last Sunday when the invitation was 
g-iven, I rededicated my life to Christ, events of the year climaxed by the study of our 
book 'Sixteen to One' caused me to make this rededication." (From a Missionary now 
serving in Japan) "God used the Mission Study on Japan to open my eyes to see 
millions of people hungering for the Gospel and He used it to prepare my heart for 
His call to them" .... If we KNOW we care, if we care we give, if we give we GO, 
therefore we must know. . . . 

Mrs. Carl M. Bishop, Chairman 

BUSINESS WOMAN'S FEDERATION 

The Business Woman's Federation held three meetings during the year, beginning 
with a Mission Study, "Pilgrimage to Brazil," on November 2, taught by Mrs. Charles 
Maddry, State Mission Study Chairman. 

The other two meetings featured inspirational speakers. Mrs. Marvin Garrett 
spoke on February 23rd. 123 members were present with 19 churches represented. 
On June loth Dr. Albert McClellan, Director of Publications and Associate Secretary 
of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, was the speaker. 

A record of attendance was started in February, 1953. 19 churches in the As- 
sociation have not had a representative present at a meeting since this record was 
started. Nine churches have had members present at every meeting. 

Our aim is to enlist representatives from each church in the Association into the 
Business Woman's Federation. 

Mrs. Harry L. White, Chairman 

YOUNG PEOPLE'S REPORT 

We are proud and happy over the progress of the Young People's organizations dur- 
ing the year of 1954-55. The churches, and especially the W. M. S. have become aware 
of growing needs for the young people. Never has there been such an interest in 
organizations. We have 20 new organizations — 4. Y. W. A., 3 R. A., 7 G. A. and 6 
Sunbeams. These 20 new ones with the old ones will do a great work in spreading the 
gospel around the world. 

We have not been interested in merely growing in numbers but we have been con- 
scious of the fact to do our work well for the glory of God that we must be as 
efficient as we possibly could. As a result we have had a goodly number of A-i standard 
organizations. They have been happy in the work and certainly this year has been 
our best in reporting. The Y. W. A. house party at Campbell College was a highlight 
to the many girls from our Association who attended. The Sunbeam rally, which is 
an annual affair, was perhaps our largest in many years with 195 Sunbeams present. 
Our annual Youth Rally, which is held in August every year is always such a happy 
occasion, was no exception this year. Surely, God has wonderfully blessed us this year 
and with His help we shall strive to serve in a greater way in the future. 

LITERATURE 

In studying the quarterly reports from our literature chairmen of the churches, I 
find that they are not accurate or complete. Please let us do our best to see that they are. 
I notice also that there has been a decrease in the number of subscribers reported. Is this 
an indication of a lack of interest, or of incomplete reports? Let us hope it is the 



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latter. Our small churches, in most cases, have a higher percentage of their members 
subscribing to our W. M. U. periodicals than do the larger churches. 

Literature plays a very important part in our W. M. U. work. Let's put more 
emphasis on it. Our W. M. U. periodicals contain our program material, and also 
much helpful information about carrying on other phases of our work. In them too, 
we find our calendar of prayer for our missionaries. This we should use every day. 

We should subscribe to and read "The Biblical Recorder," "Home Missions" and 
"The Commission." These tell us what is going on right now in State, Home, and 
Foreign missions. If subscriptions are sent in clubs of ten or more from your church 
you can receive "Home Missions" for forty cents (+oc) per year, and "The Com- 
mission" for seventy-seven cents (77c) per year. Let us subscribe to and read these 
magazines that we may be well informed about our work, and thereby become better 
workmen in the Master's Kingdom. 

LITERATURE 



Royal Service 7^9 

Commission 178 

Home Missions i59 

Window • 80 

Tell , 200 

Ambassador Life 114 

Sunbeam Activities 86 

Total Magazines 1,536 



Mrs. Hubert Page, Chairman 

STEWARDSHIP 

The following words of Matthew 25 have a message and a commitment for all 
of us, "I have a stewardship entrusted to me." It is with joy that we, as members 
of the Yates Association Woman's Missionary Union, work together carrying out the 
stewardship, educational plan, teaching our people the needs and to enlist their personal 
support in a world mission advance program. We emphasize the three parts of our 
plan of work: (i) Enlistment of Tithers; (2) Support and Magnify the Cooperative 
Program 5 (3) To Promote Woman's Missionary Union Special Offerings. 

TITHING 

It brings to us a sacredness of money. Tithing increases spirituality. 
Total number of tithers at the close of year — 3,900. 
This shows a decrease of 470 tithers. 
Total number of new tithers enlisted — 187. 

This shows an increase of 39 tithers. While these figures show an increase in new 
tithers, they also show a decrease in number already enlisted. We believe this situation 
is due, not to the actual loss of tithers, but to the failure of reporting. 

THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 
This program makes our churches "a part of the world field." It helps our churches 
to witness to the unity that we have as Baptists. 13,025 members contributed regularly 
through the cooperative program this year. This show^s an increase of 1801 members 
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SPECIAL OFFERINGS 

"The object of the Woman's Missionary Union shall be — to stimulate the grace of 
giving." 

Amount of Special Offerings for Foreign Missions $11,875.54 

Amount of Offering for Home Missions 3,874.00 

Amount of State Mission Offering 2,327.75 

Amount of Heck Jones' Offering 1,470.92 

Total $19,548.21 

This shows an increase of $4,009,19 over last year's contributions. 

Let every member of Woman's Missionary Union in the Yates Association take 
seriously her Stewardship of Possessions that she may be a part of a World-Wide 
Missionary Program. 

CHURCH NIGHT OF STEWARDSHIP 
In September and October, Yates Association has used 27 of her churches to bring 
the local churches to an awareness of the Mission Opportunities before them. 

STEWARDSHIP CLASSES 
Yates Association Woman's Missionary Union members believe in Stewardship 
teaching and studying. 65 Stewardship classes have been held this year. 

Mrs. Hubert Warren, Chairman 



TREASURER'S REPORT 



Balance Brought Forward October i, 1954 $165.43 

Receipts 

Sale of Mission Study Books $ 16.74 

Sale of Year Books 15.00 

Progress Fund 3 39-50 371.24 

$536.67 

Disbursements 

Mrs. D. H. Lyon — Young People's Work $ 4.00 

Mrs. Lanning and Mrs. Mitchener — Love Gift and Expenses 14,00 

Institute Expenses — Mrs. Carl Bishop. . : 12,50 

Baptist Book Store — Books 22.62 

Mrs, A, R. Brasher — Books 15.00 

Stationery, Stamps, etc 7.79 

Mrs. E. J. Daniels — Association Expenses 9.58 

Christian Printing Company — Programs and Stationery 45-5 5 

Flowers 21.27 

Divisional Expenses 39.00 

Business Women's Federation 50.00 

Convention Expenses 3 5-oo 

Speaker for Association and Expenses 13.00 

Miss Beverly Neilson — Sunbeam Rally 7.00 

Associational Stewardship Expenses 5.00 

Rogers Drug Company 3.50 

Durham Bank & Trust Company — Check Book i.oo 



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Mrs. Hubert Warren — Stewardship Expenses 
Durham Dairy Products Co. — Refreshments. 
Balance September 30, 1955 



8.75 



5.00 



319-56 
$217.11 



Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. A. C. Wallace, Treasurer 



A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE BEREA feAPTIST CHURCH 



(It is regrettable that few records of historical value of this Church have been 
preserved. However, information recorded here was secured from the few records now- 
extant and from Associational Minutes and other materials found in the Wake Forest 
College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Libraries.) 

Berea Baptist Church is located on the Fayetteville Road five miles south of Durham, 
North Carolina. The Church was organized in 1855 as an off -spring of the "Rose of 
Sharon" Baptist Church, now the First Baptist Church of Durham. 

In the summer of 1855 tl''^ people of the community began holding services under a 
brush arbor on the plantation of Coslet M. Herndon. Before the summer had ended, 
Rev. Jesse Howell, pastor of "Rose of Sharon" and long time friend of Mr. Herndon, 
helped make arrangements for his church to organize the new Church. The "infant" 
was nameless until the Rev. George Purifoy, called in late 1855 as the first Pastor, sug- 
gested the Biblical name "Berea" which was readily accepted by the people. The 
Charter membership consisted of the following: Coslet M. Herndon and wife 5 G. S. 
Shepherd and wifej T. R. Shepherd and wife; Erasmus Pope and wife; Walter Barbee 
and wife J Howell Pope and Anderson Pope. 

Coslet and Margaret Herndon gave "four acres, more or less" of land to the 
Church in 1856, on which a frame meeting house was erected. However, it was not 
until March 26, 1880 that a deed was drawn up. In that year there was some talk of 
the formation of a new county (Durham, which at that time was a part of Orange 
County) and it was deemed wise to convey a title for the land to Berea Church. The 
deed was made to the "Deacons and their successors forever." Names appearing on 
the deed included W. A. Barbee, Erasmus Pope, A. N. Leigh and William Atkins. The 
four acres were located near the Herndon family cemetery, which today is located 
directly across Fayetteville Road from the Church. 

Records indicate that Miss Frances Pope (Mrs. Alfred M. Parrish, 1 838-1925) was 
the first Sunday School teacher. She taught the first lesson using the 20th Chapter of 
Matthew. Her age was 17 j the date was 1855. 

Berea Church became a member of the Raleigh Baptist Association at its annual meet- 
ing held at Holly Springs in 186 1. A membership of 35 white and 9 Negro members 
were reported. The Church was represented by H. L. Pope and Pastor J. P. Mason. 
On September 23, 1870, Berea was among the twelve churches which met at Mount 
Moriah Church to organize the Mount Zion Baptist Association. Representing Berea at 
this meeting were W. C. Mason, T. N. Shepherd and A. N. Leigh. Rev. A. D. Black- 
wood was Pastor. A total membership of 52 was reported. 

The Mt. Zion Association Minutes for 1871 states that every Church in the As- 
sociation had a Sunday School. However, it was 1879 before Berea began sending 
reports on her Sunday School. In that year William Atkins was Superintendent and 
55 members were reported. By 1883 enrollment had grown to 110. 



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In I 89 1 Rev. P. H. Massey, a Methodist preacher, was holding services for a small 
group of Berea members who lived too far away to attend (about 7 miles from the 
Church) . Transportation problems had made necessary the establishment of Sunday 
School and later "preaching" services in what is now the Ephesus Church community. 
It was in that year he delivered an ultimatum : "Either organize a Baptist Church or I 
am going to get the Methodists down here to organize a church." Sixteen members left 
Berea by letter to become charter members of the Ephesus BAPTIST Church. A more 
complete record of this event is recorded in the Mt. Zion Association Minutes for 1936 
under "A History of Ephesus Baptist Church." 

The present church building, begun in the spring of 1902, was completed and dedi- 
cated June 26, 1903. Records indicate an expenditure of about $1,300.00 exclusive of 
materials and labor which were donated. The building was planned by J. A. Barbee 
who served as chief carpenter. Other members helped in the erection of the building 
and leaders among them were Hugh Horner, Bud Barbee, J. A. Fletcher and Tom 
Horner. During the process of building, services were held in the Massey's Chapel 
Methodist Church "about 4 miles down the road." 

Four Sunday School rooms were added to the back of the church building in 1923-25 
at a cost of about $1,700.00. Then, in 1953 the Church was again busy at the business 
of building. This time Genie E. Shepherd and Garland A. Atkins led the Church in a 
work that resulted in an Education-Recreation building measuring 20 by 40 feet and at 
a cost of $1,550.00. In each instance of additions to the church plant the work was 
done bv the men of the community effecting a substantial saving, 

Berea has had a long line of illustrious preachers in these 100 years. A complete 
list of pastors from the ministry of first pastor to the present has been preserved. The 
first pastor served the church for two years without pay. The fourth pastor, Rev. Orin 
Churchill, served the church six years without monetary remuneration and often walked 
fifteen miles to fill the pulpit. 

The longest pastorate was held by Elder Matthew S. Ferrell from 1873 to 1886. 
The second longest pastorate was held by C. H. Norris from 1928 to 1937. Mr. Norris 
and Rev. C. E. Byrd are the only men who have received two "calls" as pastor of Berea, 
and each served on two different occasions. 

C. C. Newton, pastor in 1 887-1 888, later went to China as a Missionary. He died 
on a return trip and was buried at sea. J. W. Davis, pastor in 1 941-1942 offered his 
resignation on Sunday, October 25, 1942 and left immediately after the service to report 
for duty as a United States Army Chaplain. 

Rev. Calvin S. Knight was pastor in 1947 when the Church went full time. 
During most of her history, Berea had "preaching" once a month. Usually it was on 
the "fourth Sunday and the Saturday before." Mr. Knight, the first pastor to live on 
the church field, led the Church in the organization of Baptist Training Union and the 
adoption of the Unified Budget System. 

In 1935 land at the back of the Church (about i acre) was purchased from Rev. 
Pleas H. Massey for $60.00. This was designated for cemetery use. Then, in 1953 
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Pope and Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Barringer gave the Church a 
parcel of land on the south of the church property. 

A Baldwin Electronic Organ was purchased in 1954. In 1955 plumbing was in- 
stalled in the kitchen of the Church Education-Recreation building and an electric 
drinking fountain was installed in the Church building. 

Berea became a "Four Star" Church upon the organization of the Brotherhood, 



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November 19, 1954. The Church year 1954-1955 was one of growth in every phase of 
the Church's work. For the first time in her history Berea adopted a Church Constitu- 
tion. Membership stands at 3 i 5 (31 baptisms this year) ; 206 enrolled in Sunday School; 
a fully graded Training Union with 89 members; 24 W. M. S. members and 28 members 
of Brotherhood are the numerical highlights of the year. It was this year which also 
brought an all time high in giving. Total gifts amounted to $8,818.65. 

Berea Church is beginning to catch a vision of what can be done for the Kingdom 
of God in her community. This congregation hopes that the opportunities now open 
for growth and a more effective ministry may be used by the Lord in perfecting a 
history in the years ahead just as illustrious as these first 100 years. 

Completed November 28, 1955 
W. L. Pearson, Jr., Pastor 
Berea Baptist Church 



Our Beloved Dead 



xA-lston Avenue: Mrs. Emma Long. 

Ang-ier Avenue: A, M. Allen, Mrs. Kate Fonville, Mrs. Ruth George, Mrs. 
Jennie Guthrie, Mrs. Rosa Maynard, S. W. Watkins. 

Bells: Pleas J. Howard (Deacon), Mrs. Berta Thrailkill. 

Berea: Mrs. Lydia Herndon, Johnny King, W. Eugene Massey, Mrs. C. R. 
McHaney, P. A. McKinney, Mrs. Louise Parsons. 

Bethesda: M. F. Benton, Mrs. M. F. Benton, G. Cleve Colclough, Mrs. Z. A. 
Farr, Luther Kerr, J. P. McDowell, Mrs. Atlas T. Ross. 

Braggtown: Mrs. L. L. Bowling, S. W. Carter, E. E. Council, W. R. Riggs. 

Durham Memorial: Roy Davis, Mrs. Mattie Gurley, Mrs. Fannie Manguni. 

Ebenezer: G. A. Cates, J. G. Garrard, Mrs. Jane Johnson. 

Edgemont: L. W. Bridgers, W. Harold Bright, Mrs. Emma Cain, W. J. 
Cherry, R. W. Daniel, Miss Freddie Gregory, L. H. Herndon, Sr., Mrs. 
Sallie Moize, A. D. Spain, Sr., Mrs. C. F. Vickers. 

First: Mrs. T. C. Britton (Missionary to China), T. T. Chesson, W. A. 
Fulford, Mrs. Cora Harward, Mrs. C. L. Haywood, Fred W. Hecht, Sr., 
Mrs. J. P. Home, Mrs. G. W. Hundley, Mrs. Albert W, Jones, R. L. 
Lindsey (Deacon), D. H. Lyon, W. L. Masser, Miss Louise McPherson, 
Cleveland Norton, W. B. Pace, Mrs. Charles A. Pope, Jr., J. E. Preslar, 
A. V. Satterwhite, Mrs. N. H. Smith, Mrs. J. V. Thompson, C. Ray 
Tilley. 

Gorman: Mrs. Myrtle Ellis 

Grace: G. M. Barbee, Mrs. R. A. Ester, H. T. Gooch, Jr., T. T. Harper, 
Mrs. Earle Long, Mrs. Lucy Riggs. 

Grey Stone: B. M. Agner, H. M. Brow^ning, Mrs. D. F. Hayes, Mrs. Ada E. 
Lewis, James C. Marshall, Mrs, Charles Minton, J. R. Nelson, Mrs. W. A, 
Pearson, W. L. Pipkin, Mrs. Richard Whitaker. 



Our Beloved Dead 



Guess Road: Mrs. Arlillian Jackson, Grover Whitaker. 
Holloway Street: Grady Blackley, C. F. Blackwell. 
Iniinanuel: Mrs. Bettie Sue Strayhorn, J. D. Whitfield (Deacon). 
Lakewood: W. C. Grady. 

Lowe's Grove: Mrs. J. L. Green, Mrs. J. C. High. 

Lystra: Mrs. Nonie Hackney, Mrs. Georgette Kirby, Ralph Mason Riggsbee, 
Jr., Mrs. Cora Williams. 

Mount Gilead: Mrs. Etta Hollerman, A. D. Riddle. 

Mount Hermon: Mrs. Sam Dodson, Miss Levenia Garrett, B. F. Hester, 
Wilford Riggsbee. 

Mount Moriah: Mrs. Etta Pendergraph, Mrs. Daisy Strayhorn. 

Mount Pisgah : Lonnie Chappel, Mrs. Pennie Parrish, Mrs. J. A. Shadrack. 

Olive Branch: Mrs. W. E. Ferrell, Mrs. J. D. Malloy, Mrs. R. L. Pollard. 

Olive Chapel: Mrs. H. B. Babb, Mrs. L. L, Franklin, Mrs. Nancy Goodwin, 
Miss Roxie Holland, Mrs. W. G, Horton, F. H. Seagroves. 

Plain View: Claude Hurst. 

Pleasant Hill: Mrs. Janie Copeland, Robert Hatcher. 
Roberson Grove: Mrs. Eula Pendergraft, Mrs. Sadie Rich. 

Temple: Mrs. W. G. Eakes, J. L. Farrell, C. D. Forrester, Mrs. R. L. Gattis, 
C. A. Lane, Mrs. V. C. Matthews, A. C. Simpson, Mrs. B. H. Stallings, 
Harold Tatum, Mrs. Calvin O. Waller. 

Watts Street: Dr. W. W. Bowling, J. A. Forlines, Sr., Frank Hamilton, Mrs. 
Mary T. Ragan. 

Westwood : J. E. Rigsbee. 

Yates: Ralph Pickett, Mrs. Johnie Wilkerson, Mr. O. E. Wilkerson. 



church Directory 

MINISTERS OTHER THAN REGULAR PASTORS 



Name 



Address 



Church 



Work 'occupation) 



Anderson, Milton W. 

Ashley, J. Thad 

Bartholomew, Charles 

Brock, Jarvis 

Boney, L. B.. 

Byrd, Harry 

Clegg, James L 

Creamer, Boyce H. . , 
Dalehite, R. H. . . . . . 

Dorman, Charles. . . . 

Fite, David 

Forrester, Richard A. 
Hobgood, Hunter. . . . 

Kincaid, E. L 

Larew, Charles 

Moody, Lucien 

Mumford, H. S 

McLaurin, Horace. . . 

Nichols, Hugh L 

Niswonger, Don 

Parrish, N. T 

Parkes, Klein E 

Riggs, 0. L 

Sally, Aubrey 

Sears, H. C 

Seagroves, Bobby . . . 
Shacklette, B. M. . . . 

Smith, C. C 

Stone, H. W 

Teel, Z. B., Sr 

Via, Dan, Jr 

Watki s, H. C 

Woodcock, Waldo M. 



801 Cleveland St., Durham. 
314 Elizabeth St., Durham. 
209 Parrish PI., Durham. . . 
5F Few Gardens, Durham. . 
1 13 Cheek St., Durham . . . . 



848 Louise Circle, Durham 

Rt. 1, Durham 

Rt. 3, Hillsboro 

461 Durham Rd., Wake Forest. . . 

720 Fifteenth St., Durham 

1702 Angier Ave., Durham 

1404 Canterbury Circle, Durham. 

White Plains, N. Y 

Rt. 6, Raleigh 

721 Eva St., Durham 

113 Herbert St.. Durham 

1109 N. Elizabeth St., Durham. . 

Rt. 6, Durham 

2505 B Street, Durham 

Rt. 3, Box 232A, Durham 

Veteran's Hogp., Durham 

1205 N. Mangum St., Durham. . . 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Rt. 3, Apex 

Jefferson City, Tenn 

511 Jackson St., Durham 

114 E. Seeman St., Durham 

1415 N. Gregson St., Durham 

Fairview Road, Durham 

B-3-A University Apts., Durham. 

2538 Ross Rd., Durham 

718 Fifteenth St., Durham 



First 

First 

Lakewood 

Edgemont 

Park View 

Mt. Pisgah 

Watts Street 

Mt. Moriah 

Immanuel 

Bethesda 

Grey Stone 

Angier Avenue. . . 
HoUoway Street. . . 

Lakewood 

Holloway Street . . . 

Edgemont 

Holloway Street. . , 
Angier Avenue. . . . 

Olive Branch 

Grey Stone 

Lowe's Grove 

Temple 

First 

First 

Mt. Pisgah 

Holloway Street . . . 

Temple 

First 

First 

Gue^s Road 

Watts Street 

Durham Memorial. 
Grey Stone 



Student 
Insurance 



Educational Director 



Student 
Student 
Student 
Student 



Student 



Supt. Assoc. Missions 
Student 



Student 



Chaplain 
Insurance 
Student 



Student 
Photography 



Pastor 

Educational Director 



DIRECTORS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 



Church 


Name 


Address 


Angier Avenue 


Miss Gladys Batson 


515 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham 
1914 S. Miami Blvd., Durham 
115 Adams St., Durham 
5F Few Gardens, Durham 
1108 Seventh Ave., Durham 
1703 Avondale Dr., Durham 
718 Fifteenth St., Durham 
800 Watts St., Durham 
208 W. Trinity Ave., Durham 


Bethesda 


Joseph F. Gantt 


Durham Memorial 

Edgemont 


Mrs. J. W. Warren 

Jarvis Brock 


First 


Howard B. Foshee 


Grace 


Miss Ruth Harper 


Grey Stone 


Waldo M. Woodcock 


Watts Street 




Yates 


Edgar E. Ferrell 







MINISTERS LICENSED THIS YEAR 



Namb 



Street Address 



ClTY 



Brogden, William 
Hobgood, Hunter 
Holt, Ralph E. . . 
Kimball, Boyce G 



Rt. 1 

1404 Canterbur^K Circle 

In Service 

New Orleans Bapt. Theo. Sem. 



Durham 
Durham 



New Orleans, La. 



MINISTERS ORDAINED THIS YEAR 



Name 


Church 


Address 


Dorman, Charles 


Bethesda 


461 Durham Rd., Wake Forest 
Charlotte 

1219 Miami Blvd., Durham. . 


Mitchell. Norman 


Bethesda 


Stone. Ted 


HoUowav Street 







STUDENTS FOR THE MINISTRY 



Name 



Ausley, Wally 

Barrett, Robert 

Blevins, Jim 

Brogden, William 

Cooper, Carl L 

Davis, Dewey 

Dorman, Charles 

Dunagan, Clint. ....... 

Ferrell, Edgar E 

Forrester, Richard A — 

Goss, Roland 

Hobgood, Hunter 

Hogan, Tommy 

Hollon, Ellis, Jr 

Kerr, Rachel 

Kimball, Boyce G 

King, Philip 

Larew, Charles 

McLaurin, Horace 

Niswonger, Don 

O'Brient, Clarence 

Pickett, Billy 

Pierce, Gerald 

Seagroves, Bobby 

Stone, John D 

Travis, Robert F 

Weatherspoon, R. L., Jr< 
Webster, Charles A., Jr. 



Church 



Braggtown .... 

First 

First 

Yates 

Watts Street... 

Grace 

Bethesda 

Grey Stone .... 

Yates 

Angier Avenue . 
Angier Avenue. 
Holloway Street 
Grey Stone .... 

First 

Holloway Street 

Park View 

Grey Stone 

Holloway Street 
Angier Avenue. 
Grey Stone .... 

Braggtown 

Angier Avenue. . 

Lakewood 

Holloway Street 
Watts Street... . 

Bethesda 

Edgemont 

Watts Street... . 



School 



Carolina 

Duke 

Duke 

Baylor 

Davidson 

Mars Hill 

Southeastern Seminary 
Southeastern Seminary 
Southeastern Seminary 
Southeastern Seminary 
Wake Forest 
Campbell 
Wake Forest 
Southeastern Seminary 
Duke 

Bapt. Theo. Seminary, New Orlean- 

Wake Forest 

Southeastern Seminary 

Wake Forest 

Southeastern Seminary 

Wake Forest 

Southern Bapt. Theo. Seminary 
Wake Forest 
Carson-Newman 
Duke 

Southern Bapt. Theo. Seminary 

Wake Forest 

Duke 



PIANIST OR ORGANIST 



Church 



Name 



Addkess 



Alston Avenue . . . . 

Angier Avenue 

BeUs 

Berea 

Bethesda 

Braggtown 

Calvary 

Cedar Fork 

Cheek Heights .... 
Durham Memorial 

Ebenezer 

Edgemont 

Ephesus 

Faith 

First 

Gorman 

Grace 

Grey Stone 

Guess Road 

Holloway Street . . 

Immanuel 

Lakewood 

Lowe's Grove 

Lystra 

Mt. GUead 

Mt. Hermon 

Mt. Moriah 

Mt. Pisgah 

Olive Branch 

Olive Chapel 

Plain View 

Pleasant Hill 

Red Mountain . . . . 
Roberson Grove . . 
Rose of Sharon . . . 

Temple 

Watts Street 

Westwood 

Yates 



Miss Bessie Mann 

Mrs. Culton 

Mrs. Clarence Goodwin . . . 

Miss Joyce Massey 

Mrs. Richard Tilley 

Mrs. B. L. Thompson 

Mrs. J. R. Joyner 

Mrs. Warren Harris 

Betty Hancock 

Miss Mary Ruth Ferguson 

Mrs. Lois Harden 

Mrs. C. R. Pickett 

Miss Peggie King 

Miss Merita Keith 

John T. Laverty 

Mrs. L. S. Thomerson 

Miss Valerie Wallace 

Mrs. Waldo M. Woodcock 

Miss Peggie Clayton 

Shirley B. Pleasants 

Mrs. Edna Rich 

Mrs. Lollie Mae Burnette . 

Miss Patricia Morgan 

Mrs. Harrison Hunt 

Mrs. R. E. Ward 

Frances Dorrity 

Mrs. L. T. Bridgers 

Miss Isabell Yates 

Miss Velma Sherron 

Mrs. Carl Goodwin 

Mrs. Vivian Royster 

Mrs. Myrtle Rogers 

Miss Joyce Tilley 

Mrs. C. H. Johnson 

Mrs. Boyd Browning 

Miss Charlotte Ford 

Miss Lois Ruth 

Mrs. James R. Gibson . . . . 
Hunter Tillman 



Rt. 4, Cook Rd., Durham 

Poplar Apts., Durham 

Rt. 2, Apex 

Rt. 3, Durham 

708 Peyton Ave., Durham 

401 E. Club Blvd., Durham 

Holloway & Queen Sts., Durham 

Rt. 1, Morrisville 

2201 E. Geer St.. Durham 

261.5 Wake Forest Rd., Durham 

Box 272, Hillsboro 

Rt. 1, Box 206, Durham 

Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 

Rt. 6, Durham 

1006 North St., Durham 

Rt. 5, Box 463, Durham 

Beverly Apts., No. 7, Durham 

718 Fifteenth St., Durham 

2715 Carver St. Ext., Durham 

1514 Glendale Ave., Durham 

2704 Hillsboro Rd., Durham 

908 Arnette Ave., Durham 

Rt. 3, Durham 

Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 

Rt. 1, Pittsboro 

Rt. 1. Box 284, Durham 

1211 Gilbert St., Durham 

Rt. 3, Apex 

Rt. 6, Durham 

Rt. 3, Apex 

Ferrell Rd., Durham 

Rt. 1, Pittsboro 

Timberlake 

Rt. 6, Box 247, Durham 
Rt. 2, Durham 

2101 Englewood Ave., Durham 
800 Watts St., Durham 
2205 Wilson St., Durham 
Yates Baptist Church, Durham 



CHURCH LIBRARIANS 



Church 



Name 



Address 



Angier Avenue 

Berea 

B°thesda 

Edgemont 

Ephesus 

Gorman 

(irace 

Grey Stone. . . . 
Lowe's Grove . 

Lystra 

Olive Chapel . . 
Watts Street.. 



Doris Daniels 

Jean Cooke 

Anne Royle Daughtry . 
Mrs. R. H. O'Neal. . . . 

Mrs. John Booker 

Nancy Thomas 

Mrs. Margaret C. Long 

Margaret Phillips 

Mrs. P. J. Rich 

Mackie Linnens 

Lydia Ragan 

Mrs. Clvde P. Richman 



2402 Proctor Rd., Durham 

Rt. 3, Durham 

Rt. 4, Durham 

2105 E. Main St., Durham 

Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 

Rt. 5, Durham 

101 W. Edgewood Dr., Durham 

1701 Erwin Rd., Durham 

Rt. 3, Durham 

Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 

Rt. 1, New Hill 

2008 Wilson St., Durham 



CHOIR DIRECTORS 



Church 



Name 



Address 



Angier Avenue 

Bells 

Berea 

Bethesda 

Braggtown 

Calvary 

Cedar Fork 

Cheek Heights. . . . 
Durham Memorial 

Ebenezer 

Edgemont 

Ephesus 

First. . 

Grace 

Grey Stone 

Guess Road 

Immanuel 

Lakewood 

Lowe's Grove 

Lystra 

Mt. Gilead 

Mt. Hermon 

Mt. Pisgah 

Olive Branch 

Olive Chapel 

Red Mountain . . . . 
Rose of Sharon . . . 

Temple 

Watts Street 

Westwood 

Yates 



Mrs. Hubert T. Woods.. 
Mrs. Eustace Horton . . . 
Mrs. Genie E. Shepherd. 

Mrs. A. H. Best 

Mrs. N. R. Hunter, Jr... 

Mrs. J. R. Joyner 

A. L. Booth, Jr 

Earl Anderson 

Mrs. Dot Loftis 

Mrs. Nell Watkins 

Jar vis Brock 

Bruce Mooney 

John T. Laverty 

Valerie Wallace 

Mrs. David Fite 

Don Richardson 

Mrs. Edna Rich 

L. M. Blalock 

Neal O'Neal 

Don Parrish 

Eddie Carpenter 

0. A. Couch 

Mrs. Lucille Horton . . . . 

Morris Currin 

Mrs. Carl Goodwin 

Joyce Tilley 

W. W. Scott 

John P. Waggoner 

Lois Ruth 

Mrs. R. L. Terrell 

Mrs. Emily C. Smith . . . 



1702 Shawnee St., Durham 
Rt. 3, Apex 
Rt. 3, Durham 
Rt. 4, Durham 

2423 Shenandoah Ave., Durham 
Holloway & Queen Sts., Durham 
Rt. 1, Morrisville 
2606 Highland Ave., Durham 
2605 Acadia St., Durham 



5F Few Gardens, Durham 
Chapel Hill 

1006 North St., Durham 

Beverly Apts., No. 7, Durham 

720 Fifteenth St., Durham 

624 W. Trinity .\ve., Durham 

2704 Hillsboro Rd., Durham 

2724 Roxboro Rd., Durham 

Chapel Hill 

Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 

Rt. 1 , Pittsboro 

Rt. 1, Durham 

Rt. 3, Apex 



Rt. 3, Apex 
Timberlake 
Rt. 2, Durham 

1017 Lakewood Ave., Durham 
800 Watts St., Durham 
2107 Sprunt St., Durham 
2818 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham 



VISUAL EDUCATION DIRECTORS 



Church 



Name 



Address 



Angier Avenue 

Berea 

Braggtown . . . . 

Edgemont 

Ephesus 

Grace 

Lowe's Grove . 
Watts Street . . 
Westwood 



L. C. Goodwin 
Harold Atkins . 
Bill Blanchard 
E. S. Duke . . . 
G. C.King... 
Ruth Harper. . 

B. M. Mullen. 
Jean Dula .... 

C. H. Poe, Sr.. 



403 N. Hyde Park Ave.. Durham 

Rt. 3, Durham 

208 Hammond St., Durham 

1103 Eva St., Durham 

Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 

1703 Avondale Dr., Durham 

Rt. 3, Durham 

800 Watts Street, Durham 

1109 Si.xth St., Durham 



YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION HISTORICAL TABLE 
Organized November 7, 1948 



Date 



Place 



Moderator 



Clerk 



Preacher 



1949 Oct. 25. 
Oct. 26. 

1950 Oct. 24. 
Oct. 25. 

1951 Oct. 30. 
Oct. 31. 

1952 Oct. 28. 
Oct. 29. 

1953 Oct. 27. 
Oct. 28. 

1954 Oct. 26. 
Oct. 27. 

1955 Oct. 25. 
Oct. 26. 



Ephesus 

Grey Stone 
Lowe's Grove ..... 
Temple 

Edgemont 

Red Mountain 

Lystra 

Braggtown 

Mt. Pisgah 

Durham Memorial 

Bells..... 

Watts Street 

Yates 

Cedar Fork 



J. T. Edwards. . 
John Knight. . . . 
R. D. Holleman, 

W. B. Carr 

W. B. Carr 

R. D. Holleman. 
R. D. Holleman , 



Rev. C. C. Smith. 
James P. Morgan . 
Calvin Knight . . . 
B. W. Rogers.... 
B. W. Rogers ... 
HarrellB. Perry.. 
Harrell B. Perry.. 



H. G. Hammett 
J. T. Lennon 
C. N. Royal 
Charles A. Maddry 
Fred G. Lipe 
Jack Wilder 
Robert Costner 



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Associational Superintendent 
Mrs. E. T. Newton 
1515 Hermitage Ct., Durham, N. C. 

PRESIDENTS OF W. M. S. AND ADDRESSES 


Mrs. H. A. Basden, 2450 Alston Ave., Durham 

Mrs. E. M. Watkins, 206 Cherry Grove St., Durham 

Mrs. Ray Fearrington, Rt. 3, Apex 

Mrs. Mina Kyles, Rt. 3, Durham 

Mrs. Robert Goodwin, 1810 Bethesda Dr., Durham 

Mrs. D. W. Alexander, 2408 Glendale Ave., Durham 

Mrs. Frank O'Neal, Rowena Ave., Durham 

Mrs. J. L. Colclough, Rt. 1, Morrisville 

Mrs. Sarah Watson, 2610 Ashe St., Durham 

Mrs. J. W. Warren, 115 Adams St., Durham 

Mrs. Ada Ball, 2627 Lawndale Ave., Durham 

Mrs. A. D. Spain, 305 N. Driver Ave., Durham 

Mrs. John Booker, Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 


Mrs. Lois Carroll, Kt. 6, Durham 

Mrs. R. B. Wilkins, 1007 Minerva Ave., Durham 

Mrs. M. M. Howe, 2603 Joyner Rd., Durham 

Mrs. G. T. Keene, 1413 N. Mangum St., Durham 

Mrs. D. L. Gery, 1806 Erwin Rd., Durham 

Mrs. Edith Sorrell, 2516 Hiilandale Rd., Durham 

Mrs. Hubert Mumford, 113 Herbert St., Durham. 

Mrs. E. E. Cross, 1306 Cole Mill Rd., Durham 

Mrs. J. Travis Skinner, III, 1701 Lakewood Ave., Durham 

Mrs. Ila Cox, Rt. 3, Durham 

Mrs. F. T. Oldham, Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 

Mrs. R. E. Hatley, Rt. 1, Pittsboro „ 

Mrs. W. A. Goodwin, Rt. 2, Chapel Hill * 

Mrs. Floyd Gooch, Rt. 1, Durham 

Mrs. E. J. Daniel, Rt. 3, Apex 

Mrs. Walter Stacy, 3521 Wake Forest Hwy., Durham 

Mrs. R. B. Poole, Rt. 1, New Hill 

Mrs. Edna Goss, Rt. 6, Box 209, Durham 


Mrs. Alma Parrott, Kt. 1, Pittsboro 

No W. M. U 

Mrs. A. L. Wilson, Rt. 2, Guess Rd., Durham 

Mrs. R. T. Long, 705 Shepherd St., Durham 

Mrs. A. H. Hall, 1014 Er.glewood Ave., Durham 

Mrs. James A. McGranahan, 823 Broad St., Durham 


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CHURCHES 


Alston Avenue 

Angier Avenue 

Bells 

Berea 

Bethesda 

Braggtown 

Calvary 

Cedar Fork 

Cheek Heights 

Durham Memorial 

Ebenezer 

Edgemont 

Ephesus 


1^ aith 

First 

Gorman 

Grace 

Grev Stone 

Guess Road 

Holloway Street 

Immanuel 

Lakewood 

Lowe's Grove 

Lystra 

Mount Gilead 

Mount Hermon 

Mount Moriah 

Mount Pisgah 

Olive Branch 

Olive Chapel 

Park View 


Pleasant Hill 

Red Mountain 

Roberson Grove 

Rose of Sharon 

Temple 

Watts Street 

Westwood 


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LOCATION OF THE DURHAM CHURCHES 

ANGIER AVENUE—Angler Avenue at 
Driver 

CHEEK HEIGHTS — ^Eardee St. (off 
the Oxford highway two miles 
from Durham city limits) 
WBim MEMORIAI^ake Forest Rd 
EDGEMONT— East Main Street. 
FIRST— Cleveland St. at 
Chapel Hill Street. 
GRACE— Mangum St. & Trinity 
GUESS ROAD— 2a2 Guess Rd. 
HOLLOWAT STREET— Holloway 
St. at Alma Street. 
IMMANUEL— Hillsboro Rd. at 
the Cole Mill Road. 
LAKH;00D— 2100 Chapel Hill /ao 
Road. 

TEMPLE— West Chapel Hill 
St. at Shepherd. 
WATTS STREET— Watts St. 
at Urban Avenue. 
WEST DURHAM— 2601 Hill- 
sboro Road. 

2ATES— 2819 Chapel Hill 
Road. 

CALVABY— 102 Lynn Rd. 
(off the new Raleigh /J | / r: 
highway two miles /"^ Ak^^iII 
from city limits) ' -^'^^ ^j/v 

WESTWOOD--2031 
West Club Blvd. 
PARKVIEW— Corner 
Acadia and 
Ellerbee Streets 



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Map of the 
YATES BAPTIST 
ASSOCIATION 
as of 
November 1, 1953 



THE YATES 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

NORTH CAROLINA 

Eighth Annual Session 

1956 



The Yates 
Baptist Association 

NORTH CAROLINA 

EiGH'i'H Annual Session 
1956 



Held with Gorman Baptist Church, Durham County, Tuesday^ 
October 30, 1956; Berea Baptist Church, Durham County, 
Wednesday, October 31, 1956 



Next Session to be held with Temple Baptist Church, Durham 
County, October 29, 1957; Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 
Chatham County, October 30, 1957 



Table of Contents 

Church Directory: 

Church Librarians 72 

Choir Directors ^^ 

Directors of Relig-ious Education 69 

Ministers Licensed This Year 70 

Ministers Ordained This Year 70 

Ministers Other Than Re^^ular Pastors 69 

Pianists or Organists ^ 71 

Students for the Ministry 70 

Directors of Visual Education 73 

Committees 5 

Constitution iz 

Directory of Association 3 

Historical Table 73 

History of Mount Piscah Baptist Church 3z 

Our Beloved Dead 67 

Pastors Registered : 11 

Proceedings 18 

Registered Messengers and Visitors. . : 8 

Report Section: 

Associational Assembly Grounds 41 

Associational Board 4'^ 

Associationkl Budget 32 

Baptist Hospital 52 

Baptist Student Union 54 

Biblical Recorder 59 

Brotherhood 46 

Certificate of Merit 35 

Children's Homes 51 

Digest of Church Letters 40 

Finance Committee 31 

Foreign Missions. 65 

Home Missions 65 

Junior Colleges 49 

Juvenile Program 41 

Nominating Committee 30 

North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging 51 

Officers of Associational Organizations 6'; 

Ordination Committee 3 ; 

Place and Preacher Committee 63 

Relief and' Annuity 62 

Resolutions Committee 63 

Roval Ambassador 48 

Senior Colleges 48 

Social Service and Civic Righteousness 60 

State Mis-ions 53 

Sunday School Superintendent 36 

Superintendent of Missions 43 

Theological Seminaries 7 

Training Union Director , 38 

Woman's Missionary Union 63 

Statistical Tables 76 

Yates Baptist Associational Calendar of Activities 6 



Directory of the Association 
1955-1957 



YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OFFICERS 

Superintendent of Missions. . . Rev. Hubert S. Mumford, 1108 Seventh Ave., Durham 

Moderator Rev. Charles A. Maddry, 14.05 Arnette Ave., Durham 

Vice-Moderator Rev. Dennis Hockaday, 215 E. Markham Ave., Durham 

Clerk Harrell B. Perry, 2414 Acadia St., Durham 

Treasurer Z. B. Teel, Jr., 2712 Fairview Rd., Durham 

Historian Rev. Z. B. Teel, Sr., 2712 Fairview Rd., Durham 

Auditor R. A. Cherry, 141 6 Dollar Ave., Durham 

Hospital Representative H. L. Ferguson, 18 18 Glendale Ave., Durham 

Baptist Home Representative K. U. Bryan, 12 14 Arnette Ave., Durham 

Biblical Recorder Representative Mrs. Ed. Gwin, 2302 Club Blvd., Durham 

Orphanag-e Representative J, J. Thornton, Glenn School Rd., Durham 

State General Board Members Rev. C. N. Royal, 301 N. Driver Ave., Durham 

Rev. Warren T. Carr, 1024 Urban Ave., Durham 

THE ASSOCIATIONAL BOARD 

The Associational Board consists of the officers of the Association, the Associational Sunday School Superintendent, the 
Associational Training Union Director, the Associational Woman's Missionary Union President, the Associational Brother- 
hood President, the chairman of each Standing Committee, the Superintendent of Missions, each active pastor in the As- 
sociation and two lay members from each member church to be elected by the church. Listed below are the lay members 
elected by the churches: 



Church 


Name 


Address 


Alston Avenue 


Dave Long 
L. C. Basden 


2516 Alston Ave. Rd., Durham 
2456 Alston Ave. Rd., Durham 


Angier Avenue 


Leon Price 

L. P. Seagroves, Jr. 


1016 Park Ave., Durham 
207 S. Driver Ave., Durham 


Bells 


Earl Parker 
Geo. T. Yates, Jr. 


Rt. 1, Pittsboro 
Rt. 3, Apex 


Berea 


Geo. H. Cooke 
Warren Harris 


Rt. 3, Durham 
Rt. 3, Durham 


Bethesda 


D. J. Booth 

E. B. Britt 


410 Mason Drive, Durham 
Rt. 4, Durham 


Braggtown 


R. D. HoUeman 
E. L. Phillips 


1110 N. Gregson St., Durham 
205 Second Ave. , Durham 


Calvary 


Malcolm Bailey 
B. J. Griffin 


Rt. 4, Lynn Rd., Durham 
309 Spring Rd., Durham 


Cedar Fork 


C. B. Jenkins 
H. L. Page 


Rt. 1, Morrisville 
Rt. 1, Morrisville 


Chapel Hill 


Dr. W. P. Richardson 
Dr. Fred Ellis 


Medical Bldg., UNC, Chapel Hill 
211 Medical Bldg., UNC, Chapel Hill 


Cheek Heights 


T. R. Moore 
Percy Rigsbee 


1305 Junction Rd., Durham 
107 Sykes St., Durham 


Durham Memorial 


Ralph Lewter 
Braudie Sumner 


2617 Rochelle St., Durham 
2604 Bullock Dr., Durham 


Ebenezer 


J. H. Ball 
James Harder 


Box 536, Hillsboro 
Box 272, Hillsboro 


Edgemont 


0. A. Johnson 
M. T. Mangum 


2715 E. Geer St., Durham 
104 Young Ave., Durham 


Ephesus 


D. C. Hayes 
Gordon M. Pope 


Rt. 1, Durham 
Rt. 1, Durham 



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Eighth Annual Session 



Church 


Name 


Address 


Faith 


Billy Byrd 
James Haigler 


2010 Angler Ave., Durham 
Rt. 6, Box 54B, Durham 


First 


George Poe 
Lester Williams 


831 Mangum St., Durham 
912 Englewood Ave., Durham 


Gorman 


John B. Hall 
Harvey A. Wall 


Rt. 5, Box 468, Durham 
1606 E. Geer St., Durham 


Grace 


Woodrow Lockamy 
W. W. Sprouse 


906 N. Mangum St., Durham 
^It. 5, Box 223, Durham 


Grey Stone 


Leon Jones 
Charles McKinnon 


2511 Highland Ave., Durham 
2109 Englewood Ave., Durham 


Guess Road 


Roy King 
John Ragan 


1517 Duke St., Box 1489, Durham 
2519 Preston Ave., Durham 


HoUoway Street 


Wayne Nutt 
William Z. Daniels 


2716 Ashe St., Durham 
1004 Chester St., Durham 


Immanuel 


Sammie McBroom 
J. N. Jones 


Cole Mill Rd., Durham 
Infinity Rd., Durham 


Lakewood 


Troy Jones 


Pickett Rd., Durham 


Lowe's Grove 


Thomas W. Carver 
Anderson High 


Rt. 4, Cornwallis Rd., Durham 
Rt. 3, Alston Ave. Rd., Durham 


Lystra 


C. G. Oldham 
Ed Powell 


Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 
Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 


Mount Carmel 


Mrs. E. G. Merritt 
J. Martin Sparrow 


1108 Pittsboro Rd., Chapel Hill 
Rt. 3, Chapel Hill 


Mount Gilead 


Edd Carpenter 
Mrs. Edd Carpenter 


Rt. 1, Pittsboro 
Rt. 1, Pittsboro 


Mount Hermon 


G. D. Clayton, Sr. 
Clyde Webb 


Rt. 2, Durham 

Rt. 2, Cole Mill Rd., Durham 


Mount Moriah 


J. M. House 
Harvie Markham 


Rt. 1, Durham 
Rt. 1, Durham 


Mount Pisgah 


Clyde Ferrell 
J. E. Booth 


Durham 
Durham 


Ulive branch 


Wesley Cheek 
Herbert Perry 


Durham 

c/o Post Office, Durham 


Olive Chapel 


Earl Logan 
Aaron Overton 


Rt. 3, Apex 
Rt. 3, Apex 


Park View 


E. C. Baker 
Norman H. Staples 


2610 Elgin St., Durham 
414 E. Club, Durham 


Plain View 


Mrs. Grady Dickerson 
Mrs. Peggy Shepherd 


Rt. 6, Durham 
Rt. 6, Durham 


Pleasant Hill 


Clarence Rogers 


Rt. 1, Pittsboro 


Red Mountain 


Mrs. U. H. Blalock, Sr. 
Mrs. A. M. Tilley, Sr. 


Rougemont 
Rougemont 


Ridg;ecrest 


J. B. Cpsh 
C. E. Andrews 


Rt. 2, Box 173, Durham 

Rt. 2, Goodwin Road, Durham 


Roberson Grove 


Mr. & Mrs. L. H. Mitchell 


Rt. 6, Box 69, Durham 


Rose ot bharon 


John L. Scott 
Mrs. John L. Scott 


3150 Rose of Sharon Rd., Durham 
3150 Rose of Sharon Rd., Durham 


Temple 


D. R. Perry 
Edwin Ball 


1120 Eighth St., Durham 
1010 Sycamore St., Durham 


Watts Street 


H. C. Bradshaw 
W. E. Stanley 


2017 Wilson St., Durham 
1109 N. Gregson St., Durham 


Westwood 


D. B. Oakley 
Charles Turner 


Rt. 1, Durham 

1102 Ninth St., Durham 


Yates 


V. A. Shore, Jr. 
John Woody 


2915 University Dr., Durham 
3003 Hope Valley Rd., Durham 



Yates Baptist Association 



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PAID EMPLOYEES 

The Superintendent of Missions is the only paid employee of the association at the 
present time and his name and address will be found in the Associational Directory. 

COMMITTEES, 1956-57 

Place and Preacher: Elwood Bagwell, Jr., Mrs. J. D. Riggan, Rev. Walter C. 
Mitchell. 

Finance: Robert Holleman, Z. B. Teel, Jr., R. E. Freeman, B. G. Brogden, M. S. 
Yarborough. 

Missions: Rev. A. D. Frazier, Rev. Jack Wilder, Mrs. H. T. Lyon, L. P. Seagroves, 
Jr., W. E. Stanley. 

Activities: Rev. Dennis Hockaday, Miss Jean Dula, H. W. Pickett, Jr., Rev. John 
Moore, Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Mrs. R. L. Costner, Roy Watson, Rev. Victor 
Dowd. 

Program: H. C. Bradshaw, Rev. Samuel Habel, Rev. R. L. Costner. 

Church Extension: Rev. Max Linnens, Rev. J. A. Neilson, Jethro Broadwell, Rev. 

Robert Dorr, Rev. C. E. Byrd. 
Evangelism: Rev. Ches Smith, Joe Gantt, Rev. Kenneth Wilson, Charles Billings, Rev. 

W. L. Pearson, Jr. 
Ordinations : Rev. Benjamin Bruner, Rev. James Pernell, Rev. Fred Lipe. 
Music: W. J. Neely, J. C. Hutte. 

Good Government: Rev. James Pernell, Rev. C. N. Royal, Rev. Ted Stone, Travis 

Clements, Rev. Ralph Yarborough. 
Fellovushif : Rev. H. B. Anderson, Rev. Alex Booth, Rev. James Pollard, George 

McLamb, R. T. Howerton. 
Radio and Television: Wally Ausley, Sexton Wall, Jr., Floyd Fletcher. 
Constitution: Rev. C. C. Edinger, Rev. Frank McGuire, Rev. R. E. Scarlett. 
Resolutions : Rev. Warren Carr, Mrs. Clyde Ferrell, Rev. Klein Parkes. 
Nominating: Rev. Trela Collins, Rev. Victor Dowd, Brodie Clark. 
Trustees: Ernest Booth, H. L. Ferguson, Stewart Rigsbee. 

ASSOCIATIONAL AUXILIARIES 

Sunday School Superintendent Rev. John Moore, 2507 Glendale Ave., Durham 

Training Union Director Miss Nannie Mae Herndon, Fayetteville Rd., Durham 

Womans' Missionary Union Superintendent 

Mrs. Robert L. Costner, 1008 Broad Street, Durham 
Brotherhood President Roy M. Watson, 2505 Ross Rd., Durham 



Calendar of Activities 1956-57 



Yates Baptist Association, 409 Snow Bldg., Durham, N. C. 



January, 1957 

7-n: Bible Study Week — "The Gospel According to Paul" — Allen 

10: Associational W.M.U. Institute for Home Missions 

1 5 : Associational Brotherhood Clinic — Bethesda 

17: Associational W.M.U. Institute for Home Missions 

22: Associational Missions Night: Program on "Youth Rehabilitation" — Angier 

Avenue 

28- Feb. i: Associational Sunday School Group Schools 

February 

4.-6: Statewide Conference on Evangelism 

19: Associational Sunday School Meeting — Edgemont 

March 

4-8: W.M.U. Week of Prayer for Home Missions & Annie Armstrong Offering 

12-14 State W.M.U. Convention — Charlotte, First Church 

18-22: Training Union "Alcohol Education" Week 

19: Associational Training Union Tournament Night — Bells 

28: Annual Associational W.M.U. Meeting — Cedar Fork 

April 

9 or 11: Associational V.B.S. Clinic — Grace 

16: Associational Brotherhood Meeting — Cheek Heights 

21: , Easter 

26-27: Regional Training Union Convention 

May 

16: Sunday School "B" Day for Beginner Workers (Place pending) 

21: Associational Missions Night — Ephesus 

26-28: W.M.U. Annual Meeting — Chicago 

29- June i: Southern Baptist Convention 

June 

18: Annual Associational Training Union Picnic — Yates 

25: Annual Associational Training Union Social and Vocational Guidance 

Retreat — Westwood 

July 

16: Associational Brotherhood Night-Man-Boy Night — Assembly Grounds 

23: Associational Sunday School Meeting — Grey Stone 

August 

20: Associational W.M.U. Youth Rally — Holloway Street 



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September 

17: Associational Training- Union Meeting — Lakewood 

22-29 Sunday School Preparation Week 

October 

1- 6: W.M.U. Season of Prayer and Offering- for State Missions 
711: Associational Training- Union Central Training School — First 
1 3 : Layman's Day 

15: Associational Brotherhood Meeting — Park View 

22: Associational Sunday School Meeting- — Watts Street 
29-30: Annual Association Meeting- 

November 

12-14: State Baptist Convention 

19: Associational Missions Night emphasizing "Men" — Lowe's Grove 

December 

2- 6: W.M.U. Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions and Lottie Moon Offering 

2: Associational "M" Night — Grace 



Enrollment of Messengers 



Alston A'uenue: Mrs. Clifton Ange, Mrs. John Hamni, Dave Long 

Angier Avenue: Mrs. Foy R. Crabtree, Mrs. Lydia Fonville, C. D. Green, Mrs. 

C. D. Green, Mrs Dora Keith, Martha C. Rowland, Mrs. C. N. Royal, Mrs. Ned J. 

Smith. 

Bells: R. G. Beckwith, Mrs. R. G. Beckwith, T. E. Horton, Mrs. Eustace Horton, 
Mrs. Clay Scott. 

Berea: Mrs. S. C, Latta, J. F. Parrish, Genie Shepherd, Mrs. Genie Shepherd. 
Bethesda: D. J. Booth, E. B. Britt, Mrs. E, B. Britt, Mrs. J. L. Carlton, Joseph F. 

Gantt, Saundra Stephens. 
Braggtoivn: Mrs. T. G. Edwards, Mrs. L. L. Gardner, Robert D. Holleman, Mrs. 

E. T. Mangum, Mrs. W. J. Young. 
Calvary: Mrs. C. R. Garrard, Mrs. Helen Holder, Mrs. J. Lofton Proctor, Mrs. Calvin 

Speagle, Mrs. Clifton Watson, Mrs. Coy Watson. 
Cedar Fork: Mrs. Alex Booth, Mrs. Ernest King, H. L. Page, Mrs H, L. Page, Mrs. 

Lorine Warren. 

Chafel Hill: Mrs. Paul Badenheimer, James O. Cansler, Mrs. Fred W. Ellis, Betty 

Hodges, J. R. Greene, B. B. Sparrow. 
Cheek Heights: Mrs. Virginia Gilbert, Mrs. Addie Green, Mrs. James Pollard, Mrs. 

Erma Schwach, Mrs. Zeb. B. Starnes. 
Durham Memorial: Mrs. W. E. Andrews, Mrs. A. H. Baker, Beulah Gibson, Mrs. 

Georgia Harris, Mrs. Fletcher King, Mrs. H. L. Nash, Braudie Sumner. 
Ebenezer: John Ball, Mrs. John Ball, Mrs. J. G. Garrard, Mrs. R. E. Scarlett. 
Edgemont: Mrs. Benjamin R. Bruner, Mrs. A. F. Harris, Mrs. W. H. Hobgood, O, A. 

Johnson, Mrs. John A. Rudisill, Jr., Mrs. A. D. Spain, D, L. Sykes. 
Efhesus: Mrs. W. E. Ellott, Mrs. S. M. Green, T. R. Scott, Mrs. T. R. Scott, Mrs. 

C. L. Whitley. 

Faith: Mrs. B. D. Rimmer, Mrs. B. A. Smith, Mrs. Nell Smith. 

First: Mrs. A. Clyde Ferrell, Mrs. E. R. Green, E. B. Green, Mrs. E. B. Green, Mrs. 

H. E. Gwin, Mrs. Dennis Hockaday, R. T. Howerton, Mrs. R. T. Howerton, 

George J. Poe, Mrs. W. A. Pope. 
Gorman: J. L. Aiken, C. Broughton, Helen Filgan, T. G. Hobgood, J. J. Thornton, 

Mrs. M. S. Yarborough. 
Grace: J. P. Andrews, Mrs. J. P. Andrews, K. U. Bryan, Mrs. A. C. Brantley, Mrs. 

Harry Johnson, Mrs. V. C. Jones, Mrs. Margaret Long, Miss Violet Overton, 

A. B. Smart, Mrs. George T. Watkins, Jr. 
Grey Stone: Mrs. D. L. Gery, Mrs. B. E. Morris, Mrs. Elsie McArthur, Mrs. 

Charles McKinnon, Clarence Wilkins. 
Guess Road: Mrs. J. R. Byrd, W. T. Couch, George A. Foss, Mrs. George A. Foss, 

Mrs. William Newton, Mrs. E. M. Pickard. 
Holloivay Street: Henry Davis, C. P. Fogleman, Mrs. C. P. Fogleman, M. F. Johnson, 

Mrs. M. F. Johnson, Mrs. D. P. O'Briant, Mrs. Ted G. Stone. 



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hnmanuel: Mrs. Charlie Cannada, Mrs. John H. Clark, J. N. Jones, Mrs. J. N. 

Jones, Mrs. I. H. Porterfield, Mrs. Ralph Yarborough. 
Lakeivood: Mrs. J. W. Atwater, Mrs. Troy Jones, Mrs. J. C. Myrick, Mrs. F. E. 

Ward, Mrs. F. A. Ward. 
Lowe's Grove: Mrs. Richard King, S. R. King, Mrs. Elmer Mattox, B. L. Ross. 
Lystra: Mrs. W. Jule Cheek, Clayton Dollar, Mrs. T. M. Linnens, Elizabeth H, 

Scott. 

Mount Carmel: Mrs. Ralph L. Blackwood, Sr., Mrs. Lemuel Carson Sr., Paul John- 
son, Mrs. E. G. Merritt, Mrs. Jesse Merritt, Walter C. Mitchell, Mrs. W. C. 
Mitchell, Mrs. W. E. Stone, Sr. 

Mount Gilead: J. B. Ward, Mrs. J. B. Ward. 

Mount Her?non: Mrs. O. A. Couch, Marvin A. Couch, Mrs. E. F. Harris, E. F. 
Harris. 

Mount Moriah: Mrs. H. P. Carroll, Mrs. Will Carroll, Mrs. Dalla Crabtree, Mrs. 
Floyd R. Cooch, J. Marvin House, Mrs. F. L. Patterson, Mrs. Clair Wilkins. 

Mount Pisgah: Mrs. J. E. Booth, Clyde Farrell, Leon Goodwin, Mrs. Leon Good- 
win. 

Olive Branch: Mrs. Wade Currin, Mrs. W. L. Currin, Mrs. R. L. Hill, A. E. 
Nichols. 

Olive Chafel: Robert Goodwin, Mrs. R. D. Goodwin, John H. Luther, Mrs. J. A. 

Neilson, Mrs. Thomas Williams. 
Park View. E. C. Baker, Mrs. T. L. Grogan, Banks C. Kelly, Jr., Mrs. John A. 

Moore, James D. Wilson. 
Pleasant Hill: Mrs. L. A. Copeland. 

Red Mountain: Mrs. U. H. Blalock, J. H. Bowen, Mrs. Lamberth Gentry, Mrs. 
Mose Long, Mrs. C. M. Pendergraph, Jr. 

Ridgecrest: Mrs. Lester L. Stevens, Mrs. Mike Stephens, Mrs. R. G. Sykes. 

Roberson Grove: Mrs. C. H. Johnson, Mrs. Ervin Roberson, 

Rose of Sharon: Mrs. Elizabeth Cates, B. B. Dunnegan, Mr?. John L. Sco't. 

Temfle: Mrs. Bessie H. Hillard, Bill Maddry, Mrs. Charles A. Maddry, Klein A. 
Parkes, D. R. Perry, Mrs. D. R. Perry, Mrs. C. H. Walton. 

Watts Street: H. C. Bradshaw, J. M. Cheek, Mrs. J. M. Cheek, Mrs. J. C. Crutch- 
field, Mrs. M. A. Ham, Mrs. H. C. Mills, W. E. Stanley, Mrs. J. P. Whitfield. 

Westwood: Mrs. R. L. Costner, Mrs. R. L. Garrard, Mrs. Ruth Jones, James A. 
McGranahan, Mrs. James A. McGranahan. 

Yates: O. W. Bowling, Mrs. O. W. Bowling, Mrs. R. H. Llewellyn, B. Ray Olive, 
Mrs. B. Ray Olive, Mrs. T. W. Pickett, V. A. Shore, Jr., Mrs. V. A. Shore. 

VISITORS 

A. Douglas Aldrich, Earl Arnote, Thelma Arnote, Mrs. Edna Atkins, G. A. 
Atkins, R. L. Atkins, Mrs. R. L. Atkins, Mrs. E. P. Barbee, E. P. Barbee, O. L. 
Barnes, Mrs. O. L. Barnes, Pattie Page Baucom, C. W. Bazemore, Carl Bishop, Annie 
Rose Bishop, Mrs. B. P. Bowling, Sr., Mrs. A. Bradford, Pamela Jean Bray, Leo 
T. Bridgers, J. V. Brooks, Alice Broughton, Willie Broughton, Mrs. R. C. Brown, 
Mrs. W. T. Bryant, Mrs. Wenford Burgess, Carlyle Campbell, E. M. Carpenter, 
Mrs. E. M. Carpenter, J. B. Cash, Zeb A. Caudle, Mrs. Gordon Chandler, Carol 
Christian, Mrs. B. W. Clark, G. D. Clayton, Mrs. G. D. Clayton, Mrs. W. H. 
Clayton, Dr. J. Roy Clifford, Mrs. J. Roy Clifford, Mrs. S. D. Coleman, Mrs. Trela 



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D. Collins, Howard CoUingwood, Mrs. George Cooke, W. H. Cook, Mrs. W. H. 
Cook, Lynda Copley, Mrs. Carlton Couch, Mrs. G. D. Couch, Mrs. Cora Crabtree, 
Mrs. Nellie Crabtree, Mrs. S. D. Crabtree, Curtis Crutchfield, Jr., William Crutch- 
field, Mrs. Paul Coble. 

Ruth Daughtry, E. H. Denny, Lucille Denny, Mrs. E. F. Dollar, Iva B. Dollar, 
Mrs. Frances Dorrity, Jean Dula, Judith Eckerman, John T. Edwards, Mrs. John T. 
Edwards, Mrs. J. A. Ellis, Mrs. Clyde Farrell, John C. Faucette, Betty Ferrell, 

A. Clyde Ferrell, Rosa P. Fleming, Daisy Fletcher, Mrs. John Fletcher, J. L. 
Fletcher, Lula Fletcher, Olive Fletcher, Willie Fletcher, Mrs. B. W. Fogleman, 
Mrs. W. W. Fogleman, Jerry Fuller, Mrs. David Garrett, Lewis D. Glenn, Mrs. 
Vera Glenn, Allene Green, Mrs. C. B. Green, Mrs. A. A. Gregory, Miss Eleanor 
Gregory, L. C. Goodwin, H. T. Gooch, Mrs. Hattie Gulley. 

Mrs. W. T. Hall, M. A. Ham, J. F. Hare, Mrs. J. F. Hare, Mrs. Janie Harris, 
Roxie L. Harris, W. T. Harris, Mrs. W. T. Harris, Mrs. Robert Hatley, Justice 
High, Mrs. Justice High, Loretha Hilliard, Mrs. W. G. Hobgood, Mrs. J. R. 
Horton, Mrs. Rufus Horton, Carolyn Hopson, Mrs. J. W. House, J. Cecil Howard, 
Laverne Hughes, Mrs. C. M. Hunt, C. T. Husketh, Mrs. C. T. Husketh, Mrs. Cora 
U. Jacobs, W. F. Jennings, Mrs. O. A. Johnson, Mrs. Cecil S. Johnson, Carolyn 
James, Mrs. Elmer A. Jones, Mrs. Walter Kelly, Mrs. G. T. Keene, Carol Kerr, 
Warren E. Kerr, Jane Kimrey, Mrs. L. E. Kimrey, G. D. King, Mrs. H. H. King, 
Mrs. Lucille King, Mrs. C. C. Kirkland. 

Boyd L. Lambert, Mrs. Boyd L. Lambert, Mrs. S. C. Latta, John T. Laverty, 
Mrs. A. L. Lawrence, Mrs. Percy Liles, Mrs. George C. Love, Mrs. R. L. Mallard, 
Mrs. M. T. Mangum, Mrs. Lillie May, E. W. Meares, Boyce Medlin, Mrs. Dewey 
Mitchell, Phyllis Mitchell, Mrs. T. S. Mize, Alice Mooney, Henry Morgan, Mrs. 

B. E. Morris, Garland S. Motley, Mrs. Jack Murray, Yvonne Murray, Carl McGhee, 
Mrs. Carl McGhee, Beverly Neilson, Mrs. J. G. Nichols, O. B. Nichols, G. R. 
Palmer, Mrs. G. R. Palmer, Mrs. John Palmer, Mrs. Myrna Parker, Mrs. R. W. Parker, 
Jesse Parrish, Mrs. Jesse Parrish, Mrs. J. F. Parrish, Ralph B. Paschall, F. L. Patter- 
son, Sr., Mrs. W. L. Pearson, Nannie Peed, Mary J. Penny, Mrs. Harry M. Pickett, 
G. W. Pickett, Lenna Pleasants, Mrs. Agnes Powell, Dr. Carlton S. Prickett. 

A. H. Ragan, George W. Ray, Mrs. George W. Ray, Lydia Ragan, Mrs. J. D. 
Reggan, Joyce Marie Riddle, W. L. Riddle, Reuben Rigsbee, Mrs. Ervin Roberson, 

C. L. Rogers, T. C. Rogers, Mrs. T. C. Rogers, Mrs. B. M. Scott, Mrs. Walter 
Scott, Mrs. Vance Seals, Mrs. Helen Sears, Mrs. Seaman, Mrs. Roy H. Self, Page 
Shelton, Mrs. Jodie H. Shipp, Burnice A. Smith, Carolyn Smith, Irvin Smith, 
Mrs. Irvin Smith, Mrs. Nellie Page Smith, Bill Sparrow, Norman Stallings, Diane 
Steed, Bessie Stroupe, Mary F. Stroupe, Mrs. R. T. Strange, Mrs. Olive Strayhorn, 
Mrs. J. S. Strowd, Mrs. D. L. Sykes. 

O. A. Taylor, Mrs. O. A. Taylor, Mrs. Z. B. Teel, Mrs. Lessie Terrell, 
Mrs. G. W. Tew, Ellis P. Thomas, Mrs. G. N. Thomas, L. S. Thomerson, Mrs. 
M. D. Thornburg, Mrs. Lucille Todd, Mrs. Paul Trueblood, Mack Vickers, Mrs. 
Mack Vickers, Mrs. Cora Walker, Mrs. Maurice Walker, Carole Wall, Harvey 
Wall, Mrs. Harvey Wall, Mrs. W. B. Waller, J. W. Warren, J. W. Weatherly, 
Mrs. J. W. Weatherly, Mrs. Charlie Weaver, Mrs. C. H. Wells, Margaret Wells, 
Donald Wheeler, W. E. Wheeler, Patricia Whisnant, Bruce Whitaker, Mrs. John 
Williams, Elizabeth Wright, Mrs. C. E. Yates, H. U. Yeargan, Mrs. H. U. Yeargan^ 
Mrs. N. W. Young. 



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PASTORS REGISTERED 

Henry B, Anderson, Clifton x^nge, Thad Ashley, Benjamin R. Bruner, Warren 
T. Carr, Trela D. Collins, W. B. Cone, R. L. Costner, Robert W. Dorr, C. C. 
Edinger, T. W. Estes, E. H. Ferrell, A. D. Frazier, Samuel Tilden Habel, Dennis 
W. Hockaday, Luther M. King, Robert Lawson, T. M. Linnens, G. F. Lipe, 
Charles A. Maddry, B. E. Morris, John A. Moore, Frank McGuire, J. A. Neilson, 
Bill Pearson, James Pernell, James L. Pollard, C. N. Royal, W. Ches Smith, Ted 
G. Stone, Z. B. Teel, Jack B. Wilder, Kenneth Wilson, R. H. Yarborough. 



Constitution 



Name 

Article i. This body shall be known as the Yates Baptist Association of North 
Carolina. 

Membership 

Article 2. The Association in session shall be composed of the duly elected mes- 
sengers from the cooperating- Baptist Churches in Durham County and its adjacent 
territory, and duly elected messengers from these Baptist Churches which may become 
cooperative in the future under the provisions hereinafter provided. 

Article 3 Each church shall be represented at the annual meeting of the As- 
sociation and at any special meeting during the year by messengers who shall be duly 
certified, and in the following ratio: 

(1) Three for the first hundred members or fraction thereof and one for each 
additional hundred or fraction thereof, provided that the total number of mes- 
sengers shall not exceed ten. 

(2) All pastors of churches of the Association shall be recognized as messengers, 
in addition to those specified above. 

Article 4. Churches seeking to seat messengers in the Association shall apply to the 
Church Extension Committee prior to the annual meeting of the Association, giving 
evidence of their faith and order, and their agreement to be received under the watch- 
care of the Association for a period of one year. It is understood that during this period 
such churches will be accorded all of the services of the Association and its privileges 
with the exception of the right to seat voting messengers. Upon recommendation of the 
committee and the approval of the Association by a two-thirds majority of the members 
present and voting, the church or churches shall be received under the watch-care of 
the Association. At the conclusion of the period of watch-care the church or churches 
shall be authorized to seat duly elected messengers with voting privileges. 

Article 5. The Association shall have power, upon giving notice of nine months 
and by two-thirds majority vote of messengers present and voting, to withdraw fellow- 
ship from any church that shall willfully depart from orthodox principles of the 
Christian religion as taught in the Bible and as believed by Baptists, or that fails to 
represent itself either by messenger or by letter at the annual session of the Association 
without sufficient reason, or that fails to support causes fostered by the denomination 
at large and of this Association in particular, or that ceases to be missionary in practice. 

Article 6. Any church may decline to send messengers to the Association at its 
pleasure. Whenever this constitutes a withdrawal of fellowship on the part of the 
church, the Association shall not as a body, or through a representative or representatives, 
seek to restrain by coercion or law the withdrawal action of the church. 



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Purpose 

Article 7. The purpose of the Association shall be to devise, recommend, and por- 
mote measures for increasing- the harmony and spiritual power of the cooperating 
churches, to assist in developing and directing their energies, resources and gifts in 
advancing the Redeemer's Kingdom, and to cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist 
Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention in all religious, educational, mission, 
Sunday School, Training Union, Brotherhood, Woman's Missionary Union Auxiliary, 
and other work fostered by said conventions. 

Powers and Prerogatives 

Article 8. The Association, when convened in meeting, shall sit as advisory 
council, and shall have no power to infringe on any of the internal rights of the 
churches; it may advise with the cooperating churches and recommend measures of 
usefulness for their adoption, and may claim for itself, its objects and recommendation 
the highest consideration. 

Annual Reports of the Churches 

Article 9. Each cooperating church shall send annually to the Association a report 
on the Associational Letter which is provided. Said report should reach the Associational 
Clerk at least ten days prior to the annual meeting. 

Meetings 

Article 10. The Association shall convene annually on , Tuesday and Wednesday 
after the fourth Sunday in October, and may meet with different churches on the two 
successive days. 

Article ii. The time of the annual meeting may be changed, or special meetings 
called, by the Associational board upon two weeks' notice to the cooperating churches. 

Fiscal Year 

Article 12. The fiscal year of the Association shall begin on October first and end 
on September thirtieth of each year. 

Officers and Their Duties 

Article 13. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, Auditor, Historian, and such others as may be authorized by the 
Association. 

Article 14. All officers shall be members of the churches affiliated with the 
Association. 

Article 15. The officers shall be elected at the first session of the annual meeting 
of the Association, and these shall assume their duties at the close of the annual meeting 
during which they are elected and continue until their successors are elected and in- 
stalled, unless removed for cause. Any officer may be elected to succeed himself, except 
the Moderator, who may not serve more than two years in succession. 

Article 16. The Moderator shall preside over the annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion and begin each session punctually. He shall appoint such committees as may be 
authorized by the Constitution, or by the Association, enforce the rules, preserve order, 
and exercise all prerogatives of a presiding officer according to parliamentary usage, 



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and serve as Chairman of the Associational Board, and ex-officio member of all standing 
committees. 

Article 17. The Vice-Moderator shall discharge the duties of the Moderator in 
his absence. 

Article 18. The Clerk shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Association, 
superintend the printing and distribution of the Minutes, keep on file the printed 
Minutes and other important papers of the Association, and shall serve as Secretary of 
the Associational Board. For his services the Clerk shall be paid the sum of $120.00 
annually. 

Article 19. The Treasurer shall recieve all moneys contributed to the Association, 
and shall make disbursements as authorized by the Association and/or the Associational 
Board, and shall make monthly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report 
to the Association. 

Article 20. The Auditor shall audit the Treasurer's records and attest his annual 
report to the Association. 

Article 21. The Historian shall collect facts of interest to the Association and 
the cooperating churches, and shall make a report to each annual meeting of the As- 
sociation. 

Associational Board 

Article 22. The Associational Board shall consist of the officers of the Association, 
the Associational Sunday School Superintendent, the Associational Training Union 
Director, the Associational W. M. U. President, the Associational Brotherhood President, 
the chairman of each Standing Committee, the Superintendent of Missions, each active 
pastor in the Association, and two lay members from each cooperating church to be 
elected by the church. The names of the lay members shall be duly certified by 
notifying the Associational Clerk. 

Article 23. The Associational Board shall act for the Association in the interim 
between the annual sessions. It shall carry out the policies and will of the Association 
as so expressed. It shall meet as often as it may elect for the effectual performance of 
its duties. It shall have power to fill vacancies among the officers and committees of 
the Association and on the Associational Board that may occur during the year. It shall 
make a full and complete report of its work at each annual meeting of the Association. 
The Associational Board shall have an executive committee composed of the Moderator, 
Vice-Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, the heads of the Associational Sunday School, Train- 
ing Union, W. M. U., and Brotherhood, chairmen of all Standing Committees, and the 
Associational Superintendent of Missions. This Committee shall perform such services 
as the Board directs. 

Committees and Their Duties 

Article 24. The Moderator shall appoint at a meeting of the Associational Board 
prior to the annual meeting of the Association a Committee on Committees, consisting 
of not less than five members, whose duty it shall be to offer nominations to the 
Association for the members of all standing committees herein provided. 

Article 25. The Association shall have the Standing Committees listed below, 
along with any other committees authorized by the Association or the Associational 
Board. These committees shall begin their duties at the close of the annual meeting, and 



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shall make reports of the work to the Associational Board or to the Association. 
Members of the committees shall be selected from the membership of those churches 
cooperating- with the Association and are subject to reelection provided that in no 
case any person shall serve on the same committee longer than three years in succession. 
The Moderator and the Superintendent of Missions shall be considered ex-officio 
members of all Standing Committees. 

(1) THE PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE shall be composed of three 
members, whose duty it shall be to recieve or solicit invitations for the place of meeting- 
of the annual session for the following- year, and to recommend to the Association in 
annual session, a place or places of meeting-, along with a preacher and alternate for the 
sermon, for the following year. 

(2) THE FINANCE COMMITTEE shall be composed of five members, one of 
whom shall be the Treasurer. This committee shall present a proposed annual budget 
to each regular session of the Association, and shall devise plans for raising the budget. 

(3) THE MISSIONS COMMITTEE shall be composed of five members, whose 
duty it shall be to employ, with the approval of the Associational Board or of the As- 
sociation, a Superintendent of Missions; and to exercise general supervision of his work. 

(4) THE ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members with 
the Associational Sunday School Superintendent, the Associational Training Union Di- 
rector, the Associational W. M. U. President, the Associational Brotherhood President, 
and the President of the Ministers' Conference, serving as advisory members. It shall 
be the duty of this committee to plan and recommend to the annual session of the associa- 
tion a program of activities for the coming year. 

(0 THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members, whose 
duty it shall be to arrange the program for the annual meeting of the Association. 

(6) THE CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE shall be composed of five 
members, whose duty it shall be to ascertain the need of new churches within the 
boundaries of the Association, to recommend to the Association or to the Associational 
Board the location of sites and the purchasing of lots for such churches, and to assist 
the organization of such churches as might be authorized. It shall be the duty of this 
committee to study the applications of churches seeking admission into the Association 
and make recommendations regarding the same. 

(7) THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE shall be composed of five members who 
shall cooperate with the State Chairman of Evangelism in the promotion of approved 
evangelistic efforts within the Association. It shall encourage evangelism in the churches, 
especially where the need is apparent, and shall help provide evangelistic services in 
unchurched areas within the boundaries of the Association. 

(8) THE ORDINATIONS COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members 
who shall act in an advisory capacity for churches or for ministerial students seeking 
assistance. The committee shall assist any church with desires its service in examination 
of candidates for the ministry and shall help arrange, where necessary, proper services 
of ordination. Churches should be encouraged to use this committee, to examine 
candidates as a general rule only after their call to some specific work, and to refrain 
from announcing the date for ordination until after the approval of the candidate. 



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(9) THE MUSIC COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members who shall 
cooperate with the Music Department of the State Convention and shall assist in any 
music program approved by the Association. 

(10) THE GOOD GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE shall be composed of five 
members who shall devise means for the Association to cooperate with the State and 
County units of the Citizens' Committee for Good Government, and to work toward 
improvement of civic righteousness. 

(11) THE FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE shall be composed of five members and 
shall serve in an advisory capacity only, but shall be available to assist any church where 
the fellowship is endangered, making such recommendations as seem advisable both to 
the church and to the Association. 

(12) THE RADIO AND TELEVISION COMMITTEE shall be composed of 
three members and shall work with local stations in the securing of time and pro- 
motion of the Baptist Hour and other programs of religious and denominational 
interest. 

(13) THE CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members 
who shall study and recommend changes in the Constitution and bring reports as neces- 
sary to the Association. 

(14) THE RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members 
and shall review all resolutions referred to it by the Association or the Associational 
Board, and report suitable resolutions at the annual meeting. 

(15) THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE shall be composed of three members 
whose duties shall be to present nominations to the Association for all officers authorized 
herein or by the Association, and shall present nominations to the Associational Board 
to fill any vacancy which may occur during the year. 

(16) THE TRUSTEES shall be three in number and shall be the representatives of 
the Association in legal matters, and shall perform such duties as the Association or the 
Associational Board may prescribe. 

Rules of Order 

Article 26. The following rules shall govern deliberations in the meetings of the 
Association and Associational Board: 

( 1 ) The official transaction of business in all regular meetings of the Association 
and Associational Board shall be by the affirmative majority vote of members present 
and voting, except in matters relating to the Constitution, or withdrawing fellowship 
from any cooperating church, and of seating messengers from those churches desiring to 
cooperate with the Association. In call meetings of the Association or of the Associa- 
tional Board, a number equal to the majority of the membership of the Associational 
Board and representing a majority of the cooperating churches shall be necessary to 
constitute a quorum. 

(2) A messenger wishing to speak shall rise and address the presiding officer. He 
shall confine himself strictly to the question under consideration and shall avoid all 
personalities. No messenger shall speak more than twice on the same subject without 
special permission. 

(3) All motions seconded shall be definitely stated by the presiding officer, or at his 
request, read by the Clerk before the vote is taken. 



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(4) When a question is under discussion no other motion or proposition shall be 
received except a motion to adjourn, lay on the table, to amend, to commit, to postpone 
to a definite time, when several motions shall have preference in the order in which they 
come. 

(5) The general business of the Association shall be recommended by the Program 
Committee as soon as possible during the first session of the Association. When adopted 
this report shall become the order of business for the members and cannot be changed 
except by vote of the Association. 

(6) All questions of order not herein provided for shall be decided by rules of 
some recognized "Parliamentary Practice," preferably Kerfoot's. 

Adoption 

Article 27. This Constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption and 
shall supercede any and all Constitutions previously adopted. 

Revision 

Article 28. This Constitution may be revised at any annual session of the As- 
sociation upon affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members and voting, provided 
the proposed revision shall have been presented in writing to the Association Board 
prior to the anual meeting, or presented to the Association on the first day of the 
annual meeting, with the approval vote being taken on the second day. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

October 30 and 31, 1956 

FIRST day's session WITH 

Gorman Baptist Church, Durham County 

second day's session with 
Berea Baptist Church, Durham County 



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1956 
Gorman Baptist Church 

Morning Session 

1. On Tuesday, October 30, 1956 at 9:30 A.M., the Yates Baptist 
Association was called into its eighth annual session by Charles A. Maddry, 
Moderator. 

2. The congregation joined in singing "O Worship the King" led by 
John T. Laverty with Mrs. W. L. Riddle at the organ and Mrs. R. D. 
Whisnant at the piano. 

3. The Reverend J. Thad Ashley read the morning scripture from 
Exodus 18: 13-24; Acts 6:1-7 and the Reverend C. Nixon Royal led 
in prayer. 

4. The host pastor, the Reverend Victor S. Dowd, brought words of 
welcome. 

5. The following new pastors and staff members were recognized: 
Chfton Ange, Pastor, Alston Avenue; Robert Lawson, Pastor, Faith; Walter 
C. Mitchell, Pastor, Mount Carmel; Frank McGuire, Pastor, Rose of 
Sharon; J. Thad Ashley, Pastor, Red Mountain; J. A. Neilson, Pastor, 
Ohve Chapel; Mrs. Ted Stone, Educational Director, Holloway Street; Miss 
Violet Overton, Minister of Education, Grace; Mrs. Richard Whisnant, 
Minister of Music and Education, Gorman. 



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Program 
Gorman Baptist Church 
TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1956 
Session Theme: The Outreach of the Gospel in Practical /Iff airs 
9 :oo Registration 

9:30 Hymn John Laverty, Leader 

Scripture — Ex. 18: 13-24; Acts 6: 1-7 J. Thad Ashley 

Prayer Robert W. Dorr 

Enrollment of Messengers 

Report of Program Committee H. C. Bradshaw 

Introduction of New Pastors and Other Professional Workers. . .Trela D, Collins 

10:00 Report of Nominating Committee H. B, Anderson 

Report of Treasurer and Finance Committee. . . . Z. B. Teel, Jr., R. D. Holleman 
Report of Historian — History of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Z. B. Teel, Sr. 

10:25 Business 

11:00 Special Music First Baptist Church Choir 

Where Our Money Goes James L. Pernell 

1 1 :2 5 Hymn 

Sermon Scripture: Mark 6: 30-44 W. Ches Smith 

Annual Sermon — Interpreting the Savior Dennis W. Hockaday 

Hymn 
12:15 Benediction 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 30, 1956 

Session Theme: The Outreach of the Gospel in the Yates Association 

1:15 Hymn John Laverty, Leader 

Scripture — Matt. 18: 1-6; 19: 13-145 2 Tim. 1-14 G. Fred Lipe 

Prayer Robert Lawson 

Report of Sunday School and Daily Vacation Bible School John A. Moore 

Report of Training Union Miss Nannie Mae Herndon 

2:05 Address: A Vital Program in Religious Education A. Douglas Aldrich 

Pastor, Forest Hills Baptist Church, Raleigh, N. C. 

Special Music Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Choir (trio) 

Digest of Church Letters H. B. Perry 

Report on Juvenile Program L. C. Goodwin 

Report on Assembly Grounds O. A. Johnson 

3:00 Report of Associational Board C. A. Maddry 

Report of Association Missionary Hubert S. Mumford 

3:30 Hymn 

Benediction 



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TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 30, 1956 
Session Theme: The Outreach of the Gospel in the FeUo<wshif of Believers 
7:30 Hymn 

Scripture — Eph. 3 D. J. Booth 

Prayer W. E. Stanley 

Report of Brotherhood and Royal Ambassadors. . . D, R. Perry and Ted Stone 

8:10, Special Music Gorman Baptist Church Choir 

Report of Baptist Student Union.... W. Boyce Medlin and James O. Cansler 

8:30 Recognition of Young People Dedicated to Christian Service Warren Carr 

Hymn 

8:55 — Address: The Worldwide Baptist Fellowship A. T. Ohm 

General Secretary, Baptist World Alliance 

9:30 Hymn 

Benediction 



Berea Baptist Church 
WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31, 1956 
Session Theme: The Outreach of the Gospel in North Carolina 

9:30 Hymn Kenneth Wilson, Leader 

Scripture — Prov. 4: i-i3j Eph. 4: 11-24 Frank McGuire 

Prayer Leo Bridgers 

Report on Senior Colleges T. Max Linnens 

Report on Junior Colleges J. A. Neilson 

10:00 Address: Christian Education Carlyle Campbell 

President, Meredith College 

Hymn 

n :oo Report on Children's Homes Victor S. Dowd 

Report on Homes for Aging K. U. Bryan 

Report on Hospitals J. Roy Clifford 

Report on State Missions C. N. Royal 

Special Music Temple Baptist Church Choir 

11:45 Address: State Missions Bruce Whitaker 

Secretary, State Missions, Baptist State Convention of N. C. 

12:00 Hymn 

Benediction 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 31, 1956 

Session Thetne: The Outreach of the Gospel to the Utter^nost Parts 

1:15 Hymn Kenneth Wilson, Leader 

Scripture: II Cor. 8: 1-9 j Romans 10: 13-15 T. W. Estes 

Prayer C. C. Edinger 

Report on Seminaries S. T. Habel 

Report on Christian Literature Mrs. H. E. Gwin 



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Report on Social Service and Civic Righteousness Jack Wilder 

Report on Ministerial Relief and Annuity Victor S. Dowd 

2:10 Special Music Watts Street Baptist Church Choir 

Report of Resolutions Committee Kenneth Wilson 

Report of Place and Preacher Committee Victor S. Dowd 

Report on W. M. U Mrs. R. L. Costner 

Report on Foreig-n Missions Benjamin R. Bruner 

Report on House Missions A. D. Frazier 

3:00 Address: Home Missions Carleton S. Prickett 



Pastor, First Baptist Church Burlington, 
Member Home Missions Board from North Carolina 

3:30 Hymn 

Benediction and Adjournment 

6. The Rev. Victor Dowd moved that the messengers registered and 
those to register be duly elected to the Association. Seconded by C. N. 
Royal and approved. 

7. The Rev. James Pernell moved that the following churches be ac- 
cepted in the Yates Association: Chapel Hill, Mount Carmel and Ridge- 
crest. Seconded by the Rev. Victor S. Dowd and approved. 

8. The Moderator extended the Right Hand of Fellowship to the 
Pastors and Messengers of the three new churches in the Association. 

9. The Rev. Hubert S. Mumford, Superintendent of Missions of the 
Association, recognized Mrs. Marian Crutchfield for doing such a magnifi- 
cent job in the Associational Office. 

10. H. C. Bradshaw, chairman of the program Committee, presented 
the program and moved that it constitute the order of business subject to 
such changes as deemed necessary by this body. Seconded by W. E. Stan- 
ley and approved. 

11. The Rev. H. B. Anderson, Chairman of the Nominating Com- 
mittee, gave the Committee's report and moved the election of the As- 
sociational Officers. Seconded by R. D. Holleman and approved. 

12. The Finance Committee Report was given by R. D. Holleman 
who moved its adoption. Seconded by James Pollard and approved. 

13. R. D. Holleman gave a report on the new year's financial program 
and presented the proposed budget. He moved its adoption. Seconded by 
Rev. James Pollard and approved. 

14. The Rev. Z. B. Teel, Historian, presented the history of the Mount 
Pisgah Baptist Church and moved that his report be adopted. Seconded 
by the Rev. Benjamin R. Bruner and approved. 



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15. The Rev. H. B. Anderson moved that the clerk send a note of 
greeting to the Rev. C. E. Byrd from the Association. Seconded by W. E. 
Stanley and approved. 

16. The Rev. Benjamin R. Bruner gave the report of the Ordination 
Committee and moved its adoption. Seconded by the Rev. C. N. Royal 
and approved. 

17. The Rev. Robert Dorr gave the report of the Activities Committee 
and moved its adoption. Seconded by the Rev. Warren T. Carr and 
approved. 

18. The Report of the Committee on Committees was given by the 
Rev. Robert Costner, who moved its adoption. Seconded by R. D. Hol- 
leman and approved. 

19. The Rev. John Moore, Chairman of the Constitution Committee, 
presented his report and after being discussed, the report was referred back 
to the committee to be presented for consideration at the next day's session. 
Motion made by the Rev. Warren T. Carr and seconded by the Rev. H. S. 
Mumford. Approved. 

20. The Rev. W. Ches Smith, Chairman of the Certificate of Merit 
Committee, gave the report of his committee and moved its adoption. Se- 
conded by R. D. Holleman and approved. 

21. The Rev. Benjamin R. Bruner moved that the Clerk send a 
message of sympathy to Mrs. F. O. Mixon and family in the recent death 
of Dr. Mixon. Seconded by G. H. Shepherd and approved. 

22. The Moderator recognized the Rev. John Edwards, Greensboro, 
a visitor and former Pastor of the Gorman church. 

23. "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" arranged by B. B. Mc- 
Kinney and directed by John Laverty was sung by the Adult Choir of the 
First Baptist Church. 

24. The Rev. James Pernell moved that the remaining time before 
the sermon be given to C. W. Bazemore, Representative of the BiWical 
Recorder. Seconded by W. E. Stanley and approved. 

25. Brother Bazemore spoke words of encouragement and appreciation 
to the Yates Association for their work. 

26. Brother V. S. Dowd made announcement concerning the lunch 
hour. 

27. John Laverty led the congregation in singing, "Jesus Shall Reign" 
with Mrs. Riddle at the organ and Mrs. Whisnant at the piano. 



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28. The Rev. W. Ches Smith read Scripture from Luke 5:1-11. The 
Rev. Dennis Hockaday led in prayer. 

29. The Rev. Dennis Hockaday preached the annual sermon on the 
topic, "Launch Out into the Deep." 

30. John T. Laverty led the congregation in singing, "When I Sur- 
vey the Wondrous Cross" with Miss Thelma Arnote at the piano. 

31. The benediction and noonday blessing was led by the Rev. Dennis 
Hockaday. 

32. Recessed for the lunch hour. 

Afternoon Session 
October 30, 1956 
"The Outreach of the Gospel in Practical Affairs" 

33. John Laverty led the congregation in singing "Crown Him With 
Many Crowns" with Mrs. Richard Whisnant at the piano. 

34. The Rev. G. Fred Lipe read the scriptiure: Matthew 18:1-6; 19: 
13-14; n Timothy 1:14 and the Rev. Robert Lawson led in prayer. 

35. The Moderator welcomed the Rev. Samuel T. Habel and Chape] 
Hill messengers to the association and he also introduced the Rev. Luther 
King, new pastor of the Roberson Grove Church. 

36. The Rev. John A. Moore gave the Sunday School and Vacation 
Bible School report and moved its adoption. Seconded by R. D. Holleman. 
Approved. 

37. The Training Union report was given by Curtis Crutchfield, who 
moved its adoption. Seconded by James Pollard and approved. 

38. James P. Morgan, Secretary of N. C. Training Union Depart- 
ment, was introduced by Curtis Crutchfield. Mr. Morgan spoke on, "The 
Training Union Program in North Carohna and the Yates Association." 
He noted two outstanding features of the Training Union Program in the 
Yates Association: (i) the fact that every church in the Association has 
qualified for individual Study Course awards for the past four years (the 
only Association in the state); (2) the outstanding record of churches in 
the Yates Association conducting 20 out of 60 youth weeks in the state. 

39. "A Vital Program in Rehgious Education" was the topic of the 
Address presented by the Rev. A. Douglas Aldrich, Pastor of the Forest 
Hills Baptist Church of Raleigh. At the conclusion of his address he led 
in prayer. 



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40. The Moderator announced that he had been informed that British 
and French troops were moving into the Suez Canal Zone and asked that 
we be much in prayer concerning our world situation. 

41. The Girls' Trio of the Mount Hermon Church, Lucille King, 
Frances Dorrity and Margaret Couch, sang, "Tis the Blessed Hour of 
Prayer" by Doane accompanied by John Laverty at the piano. 

42. The Clerk, Harrell B. Perry, gave high lights of the Associational 
year and moved the adoption of his report. Seconded by Walter Mitchell 
and approved. 

43. L. C. Goodwin gave the report on the Juvenile Program and moved 
its adoption. Seconded by Warren T. Carr and approved. 

44. Brother O. A. Johnson presented the report of the Assembly 
Grounds Committee and moved its adoption. Seconded by Warren T. 
Carr and approved. 

45. Brother R. D. Holleman explained the method of financing the 
Assembly Grounds and moved the adoption of a separate budget of $4,500.00 
for the development of the Assembly Grounds. Seconded by O. A. John- 
son and approved. 

46. Hubert S. Mumford, Superintendent of Missions, gave his report and 
moved it adoption. Seconded by Walter Mitchell and approved. 

47. The Report of the Associational Board was presented by the 
Moderator, Charles A. Maddry. Trela D. Collins moved the adoption 
of this report. Seconded by Warren T. Carr and approved. 

48. The Moderator stressed the importance of the men and young 
people attending the Evening Session. 

49. "Jesus Calls Us" was led by John Laverty and accompained by Mrs. 
Richard Whisnant. 

50. The benediction was pronounced by the Rev. A. D. Frazier. 

Tuesday Evening 
October 30, 1956 

"The Outreach of the Gospel in the Fellowship of Believers" 

51. Mrs. Richard Whisnant directed the congregation in singing, "Praise 
Him ! Praise Him ! " with Mary Fuller Strange at the piano. 

52. Ephesians 3 was read by D. J. Booth after which W. E. Stanley led 
in prayer. 

53. Dr. D. R. Perry gave the Brotherhood report and Rev. Ted 



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Stone gave the report of the Royal Ambassador work. Dr. D. R. Perry 
moved the adoption of these two reports. Seconded by Cleo Faucette and 
approved. 

54. The Gorman Choir, directed by Mrs. Whisnant with Mary Fuller 
Strange at the piano, brought the special music of the evening, "The Great 
Commission" arranged by Reynolds. 

55. A Joint report of the Baptist Student Union Work in our associa- 
tion was presented by W. Boyce MedHn of Duke and James O. Cansler 
of the University of North Carolina. 

56. The Rev. Warren T. Carr presented a challenge to the young 
people dedicated to special Christian Service. At the conclusion of Mr. 
Carr's message he asked those so dedicated to come forward and he led a 
dedicatory prayer. 

57. Mrs. Richard Whisnant led the congregation in singing, "O Master, 
Let Me Walk With Thee" with Miss Lynda Copley at the piano. 

58. Dr. A. T. Ohrn, General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, 
gave an eye-witness report on how the Word of God is spread in communist 
occupied countries by our Baptist brethren. 

59. The Moderator thanked the Gorman people for their hospitahty. 

60. Mrs. Richard Whisnant led the congregation in singing, "Blest Be 
the Tie That Binds" with Mrs. Lawrence Thomerson at the organ and 
Miss Lynda Coply at the piano. 

61. The Rev. Klein E. Parkes pronounced the benediction. 

Wednesday, October 31, 1956 

BEREA BAPTIST CHURCH 
Morning Session 
"The Outreach of the Gospel in North Carolina" 

62. The Rev. Kenneth Wilson led the congregation in singing, "Stand 
Up, Stand Up for Jesus" with Mrs. Dennis Hockaday at the piano. 

63. The scripture of the morning was read from Proverbs 4:1-13 and 
Ephesians 4:11-24 by the Rev. Frank McGuire. Mr. McGuire also led in 
prayer. 

64. The Rev. W. L. Pearson welcomed the association to Berea. 

65. The Moderator asked the Vice-moderator, Dennis W. Hockaday, 
to preside. 



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66. The Rev. T. Max Linnens gave the report on Senior Colleges and 
moved the adoption of his report. Seconded by C. N. Royal and approved. 

67. The Report on Junior Colleges w^as presented by the Rev. J. A. 
Neilson who moved the adoption of his report. Seconded by James Pollard 
and approved. 

68. Dr. Carlyle Campbell, President of Meredith College, addresed the 
association on "Christian Education." 

69. Kenneth Wilson led in singing "Jesus Calls Us" with Mrs. Dennis 
Hockaday at the piano. 

70. The report on Children's Homes was brought by the Rev. Victor 
S. Dowd, who moved the adoption of his report. Seconded by A. D. 
Frazier and approved. 

71. The Homes for the Aging report was presented by K. U. Bryan 
and seconded by Charles A. Maddry. Approved. 

72. The Rev. John A. Moore moved that the time be extended ten 
minutes in order that we may be able to hear Dr. Zeb Caudle from the 
Albemarle Home. Seconded by Victor S. Dowd and approved. 

73. Dr. Caudle spoke on, "Plans and Hopes of the N. C. Baptist 
Homes for the Aging." 

74. The Rev. Victor S. Dowd moved that we give Marse Grant time on 
the program. Seconded by O. A. Johnson and approved. 

75. Marse Grant spoke on the North Carolina Children's Homes and 
brought greetings from the children at Mills' Home. 

76. Dr. J. Roy Clifford, President of the Board of Trustees of the 
North Carolina Baptist Hospital, brought greetings from the hospital to the 
Yates Association. 

77. The Rev. Warren T. Carr moved that time for Christian Litera- 
ture be given to order of special business. Seconded by Benjamin Bruner 
and approved. 

78. The Rev. Charles A. Maddry moved that the report on the Hospital 
be adopted. Seconded by R. D. Holleman and approved. 

79. The Rev. C. N. Royal presented the report on State Missions 
and moved the adoption of his report. Seconded by Warren T. Carr 
and approved. 

80. The Rev. W. L. Pearson gave instructions concerning the lunch 
liour. 

81. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" was sung by the congrega- 



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tion directed by the Rev. Kenneth Wilson with Mrs. Dennis Hockaday at 
the piano. 

82. In the absence of Dr. E. L. Spivey, who had an accident in Raleigh 
Tuesday evening, Dr. Bruce Whitaker spoke on the various phases of the 
State Mission work. 

83. The Rev. Kenneth Wilson led in the singing of "My Jesus, I Love 
Thee" with Mrs. Dennis Hockaday at the piano. 

84. The benediction and blessing for the noon hour was pronounced 
by the Rev. H. B. Anderson. 

85. Recessed for lunch. 

Afternoon Session 
"The Outreach of the Gospel to the Uttermost Parts" 

86. The afternoon session was opened with singing of the hymn, "Jesus 
Saves" led by the Rev. Kenneth Wilson with John Laverty at the organ. 

87. The Rev. T. W. Estes read the afternoon scripture from II Corin- 
thians 8:1-9 and Romans 10:13-15. The Rev. C. C. Edinger led in 
prayer. 

88. The Rev. J. R. Green, retired, now a member of the Chapel Hill 
Baptist Church, was recognized since he was student pastor at Berea ap- 
proximately fifty years ago. 

89. The Rev. Robert Costner moved that the Clerk send a wire ex- 
pressing sympathy to the Rev. B. E. Morris and family in the death 
of his son-in-law, Marius Clegg. Seconded by Benjamin Bruner and 
approved. 

90. The Rev. Dennis Hockaday moved that W. Boyce Medlin and 
James O. Cansler be requested to prepare a written report for the clerk 
on the Baptist Student Union work in our association, to be included in the 
minutes. Seconded by B. Ray OHve and approved. 

91. Miss Betty Hodges, the Director of Religious Education of the 
Chapel Hill Baptist Church, was recognized by her pastor, the Rev. 
Samuel T. Habel. 

92. The Report of Seminaries was presented by the Rev. Samuel T. 
Habel, who moved the adoption of his report. Seconded by B. Ray Olive 
and approved. 

93. Mrs. H. E. Gwin made the report on Christian Literature and 
moved the adoption of her report. Seconded by the Rev. Victor S. Dowd 
and approved. 



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94. The Rev. John A. Moore withdrew the recommended changes of 
the constitution and made the following motion: "Recognizing the need 
for closer coordination in the enlistment and election of the officers of the 
Auxiliary organizations, we recommend that a special committee representa- 
tive of the Sunday School, Training Union, W.M.U. and Brotherhood 
be appointed to study both the relation of these organizations to the Associa- 
tion and a uniform plan for the election of all the officers of the organization 
and the Association." Seconded by the Rev. Warren T. Carr and approved. 

95. The report on Social Service and Civic Righteousness was brought 
by the Rev. Jack Wilder. He moved the adoption of his report and the Rev. 
Benjamin Bruner seconded his motion. The Rev. Warren T. Carr made 
an amended motion to adopt the report with the deletion of paragraph four. 
Seconded by James Pernell and approved. 

96. Mrs. H. H. Green sang "The Stranger of Galilee" by Morris 
accompanied by Miss Judith Eckerman at the piano. 

97. The Ministerial Relief and Annuity report was given by the Rev. 
Victor S. Dowd who moved the adoption of the report. Seconded by C. 
N. Royal and approved. 

98. Otis Haigler, Associate Secretary of Promotion in Charge of Min- 
isterial Relief and Annuity, was introduced by the Rev. Victor S. Dowd 
and spoke briefly. 

99. The report of the Resolutions Committee was presented by the Rev. 
Kenneth Wilson and he moved the adoption of the report. Seconded by 
C. N. Royal and approved. 

100. The Place and Preacher Committee report was given by the Rev. 
Victor Dowd, who moved its adoption. Seconded by the Rev. A. D. 
Frazier and approved. 

1 01. Mrs. Robert L. Costner gave the W.M.U. report and moved 
its adoption. Seconded by B. Ray Olive and approved. 

102. The Rev. Benjamin Bruner gave the Foreign Missions report and 
moved its adoption. Seconded by R. L. Costner and approved. 

103. The Rev. John Moore moved that we approve the officers elected 
by the Auxiliary organizations. Seconded by the Rev. C. N. Royal and 
approved. 

104. The Rev. A. D. Frazier gave the Home Missions report and 
moved its adoption. Seconded by the Rev. C. N. Royal and approved. 

105. Dr. Carleton S. Prickett, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Burfing- 
ton and member of the Home Missions Board from North Carolina, 
spoke on the topic "Home Missions." 



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1 06. The Moderator, Charles A. Maddry thanked the association for 
electing him as Moderator of the association and urged those present to 
read the book of Advanced Reports and also the printed minutes and to 
make use of them. He announced that the Committees so appointed would 
be announced at the next Associational Board meeting. 

107. The Rev. W. L. Pearson, Jr. led the congregation in singing, 
"Blest Be the Tie That Binds" with Mrs. Dennis Hockaday at the piano. 

108. The benediction was pronounced by the Rev. W. B. Cone thus 
ending the eighth annual session of the Yates Baptist Association. 

Charles A. Maddry, Moderator 

Harrell B. Perry, Clerk 



AUXILIARY MEETINGS 
The annual W.M.U. Meeting report will be found in the Report Section. 



Report Section 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE v 

Your nominating committee wishes to recommend the persons, whose names are 
listed below, for the officers for the YATES BAPTIST ASSOCIATION for the as- 
sociational year 195 6- 1957. 

Moderator — Rev. Charles A. Maddry 

Vice-Moderator — Rev. Dennis Hockaday 

Clerk — Harrell B. Perry 

Treasurer — Z. B. Teel, Jr. 

Historian — Rev. Z. B. Teel, Sr. 

Auditor — R. A. Cherry 

Superintendent of Missions — Rev. Hubert S. Mumford 
Respectfully submitted, 
Henry B. Anderson, Chairman 

Yates Baptist AssoaATioN 

Durham, N. G. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR YEAR 1955-56 

Cash on Hand _io-i-55 $ 1,268.71 

Receipts from Churches $15,501.72 

Baptist State Convention 750.00 16,251.72 

Total Cash Available 17,520.43 

Disbursements: 

Salaries: 

Superintendent $5,000.00 

Clerk 120.00 5,120.00 

Office Expense: 

Rent 720.00 

Secretary's Salary 2,460.00 

Telephone 263.38 

Postage 509.02 

Equipment & Supplies 652.07 4,604.47 

Other Expenses: 

Superintendent's Travel Expense... 600.00 
Superintendent's Housing 

Allowance 1,200.00 

Superintendent's Retirement 160.00 



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Superintendent's Convention 

Expenses 225.00 

Printing 872.18 

Incidentals i87-39 3)244-57 



Missions: 

Sunday School 31 -76 

Training- Union 144.18 

Brotherhood 61.01 

Assoc. Project: 

Durham Area Revivals $740.61 

Schools of Missions 579-69 1,320.30 



Assoc. Commitments. $1,200.00 2,757.25 

Total Disbursements 15,726.29 

Cash on Hand 9-30-56 $ 1,794.14 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Your Finance Committee wishes to report that the Association has been able 
to meet all of its "must" obligations during the past year and for this we 
are thankful and wish to express our appreciation to all of the Churches and their 
leaders. However, by the way of explanation of "must" obligation, I wish to call 
to your attention for illustration the fact that we only paid one-half of the item 
listed in last year's budget as Associational Commitment for the reason that we did 
not have the money. Your attention is called to the fact, that although we adopt 
a budget, we must depend upon the generosity of the Churches to meet this budget, 
which so far has not been accomplished. 

In order to accomplish our goals and our purposes, your Finance Committee 
would call to your attention the following important matters: 

1. Let every Church adopt in its budget an amount for the Association. If any 
Church has not done this, let it consider the matter at its earliest convenience. 

2. Let every Church consider the goal asked by the Finance Committee. The 
Committee continued to use the formula of your last year's Committee for the reason 
that we believe that it divides the responsibility as fairly as possible, and asked no 
more than the amount needed to meet the budget. Please consider the goal suggested 
for your Church. 

3. Let every Church make regular monthly remittances to our Treasurer. As we 
urge regularity of giving among our Church members, so let our Churches con- 
tribute to our Association's needs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert D. Holleman, Chairman 



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ASSOCIATION BUDGET, 1956-57 



Items Budget 

Salaries: 1956-57 

Superintendent of Missions $ 5,240.00 

Clerk -. 120.00 

Office Expense: 

Rent and Secretary 3,590.00 

Telephone 250.00 

Postage 500.00 

Equipment & Supplies 700.00 

Visual Aids 100.00 

Other Expenses: 

Superintendent's Travel Allowance 600.00 

Housing Allowance 1,200.00 

Retirement 200.00 

Convention Expense 225.00 

Printing (Including Minutes) 800.00 

Missions: 

Sunday School 100.00 

Training Union 200.00 

W. M. U 100.00 

Brotherhood 100.00 

Associational Project 750.00 

Associational Committments *2,4oo.oo 

Pastors' Conference 50.00 

Church Expansion 500.00 

Incidentals 610.00 

Summer Worker . . . 300.00 

$ I 8,63 5.00 



(*Cost of entering Social Security for Mrs. James C. Crutchfield to be taken from 
this amount.) 

HISTORICAL REPORT OF THE 
MOUNT PISGAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 

The Mount Pisgah Church was constituted August 26, 1814. It is located about 
16 miles out of Durham, just off the old Fayetteville Road in Chatham County, 
It was first called the "Church at Yates Meeting House," the name "Mount Pisgah" 
not appearing in the records until a conference held on February 14, 181 8. 

Upon its organization, the church adopted the Articles of Faith and a covenant. 
Included among the Articles of Faith was this statement: "That we believe that the 
washing of feet of the saints is a sacred injunction and ought to be practiced." 
However it appears the church seldom administered this rite, and then only by 
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There were 15 male and 21 female charter members of the church. The following- 
were the first deacons: George Williams, Harrison Trice, and Jethro Yates. The first 
church clerk was William Yates, who was drafted into the army soon after his 
election. For this reason no records were maintained until his return from the 
armed forces. Elder Robert Daniels was the first pastor of the church. 

Soon after the church began to record its actions, the church was much con- 
cerned with the matter of church discipline 5 the peace, fellowship and union being 
ascertained at each conference. 

The first record of the church calling a pastor was in February 1819, when 
Elder Ezekiel Trice was extended the call. It is not to be assumed that the church 
did not have pastors during this period of time. However, in conference held in 
March 1821 the following resolution was adopted: "This church, having been destitute 
of a pastor for a long time, now thinks it expedient to call a pastor." The church 
seems for many years to have been directed by laymen. This church was blessed 
to have many able men on its roll, capable in many respects to direct the affairs 
of the church. Among them was William Yates, father of Matthew T. Yates, the 
pioneer missionary. At his death the church in conference passed a resolution to the 
effect that "He was an exemplary Christian, having served for about 50 years as 
a deacon and 20 years as superintendent or teacher in the Sunday School." This 
resolution was to be subsequently published in the "Biblical Recorder." 

One of the more notable periods in the history of the church was when it 
was under the leadership of Elder Patrick Dowd, who was called as pastor in 
1833. It was during his pastorate that Matthew T. Yates was converted and 
baptized in 1835. Elder Dowd, after serving the church for many years, died in 
1867. The following resolution was offered and adopted by the church: "That in 
the death of Patrick Dowd, our beloved Pastor, this church has lost a zealous, faithful 
preacher and pastor — That we bow in humble submission to the will of God, our 
Heavenly Father — That his eternal gain is our loss — That God in His goodness and 
wisdom will raise up another to take his place." On April 24, 1869, Mount 
Pisgah, with the assistance of the Masons, erected a monument to his memorv in 
the church cemetery. A large audience witnessed the dedication service at which time 
Elder Johnson Olive, a noted minister of his day, delivered the oration. 

In 1824, it is recorded that five colored brethren were baptized into the fel- 
lowship of the church. Members of the colored race remained as members of the 
church until after the Civil War, at which time they requested the Mount Pisgah 
Church to assist them in the organization of their own church. 

A request for a Sunday School was approved in 1850. William Yates and M. D. 
Williams consented to become the managers of the school. The records reveal that 
the Sunday School has been continuously in operation since that date. The complete 
records may be found in the minutes of the Mount Zion and Yates Associations. 

Mount Pisgah is a praying church as revealed by the records. We note a 
few instances where this fact is brought out. In December 1828 a day of prayer 
and fasting was observed for the forgiveness of their sins. In July 1849, day 
was set apart for prayer at the request of the President of the United States. The 
church, by letter, requested the Raleigh Association to join in the observance of 
this day of prayer. In 1861, William Yates moved that the church set apart one day 
tach year to pray for the soldiers that were already in the army and those who 



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would be going before the close of the war. In compliance with a request of the 
President of the Confederacy, February 25, 1865 was designated a day of prayer 
and fasting. There was no conference held on April 22, 1865 due to the two 
opposing armies passing through the country. The war soon ended and the sub- 
mission of the people was revealed by these words included in a resolution adopted 
by the church: "Let the will of the Lord be done." 

It is no wonder that God called so many of the mert from this church into 
the ministry for it was an answer to prayer. In conference in 1859, William Yates 
called the church to prayer that "God would send out more ministers to preach 
the word and to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh." The best known of those so 
called was Matthew T. Yates, who went to China as a young man to represent 
the Southern Baptist Convention as North Carolina's Pioneer Missionary. It was 
in 1840 that the church granted him the privilege of exercising his gift in public 
(licensed to preach), and sometime thereafter he entered Wake Forest College to 
prepare himself for the work to which he felt he was called. He often found his 
way to a pine forest near Mount Pisgah for a period of prayer and dedication. It 
was here that he answered the call to the Foreign Field and dedicated himself to 
the high task of preaching to the lost in China. There stands today a monu- 
ment on this sacred spot dedicated to his memory. Others who have answered the 
call to the ministry from this church are M. S. Ferrell, Madison Yates, J. T. Mason, 
Henry Merritt, Joe Hillard, H. C. Sears, C. A. Upchurch, Emmitt Yates, O. W. 
Yates, George Howard, C. E. Byrd, Hugh Upchurch, Harry Byrd and Marvin Yates. 

In 1869 Mount Pisgah Church petitioned the Raleigh Association for a letter 
of dismission to unite with a new asociation. In 1871 the Mount Zion Associa- 
tion met with Mount Pisgah Church. The church had a Sunday School with an 
enrollment of about 2005 also a W.M.U. with 84 members. 

This is an evangelistic church as evidenced by the large numbers that were 
baptized into the fellowship. While numbers were not recorded in the early years 
of the church, in 1875 twenty-six converts were baptized. In 1881, a very great 
meeting was held, resulting in forty-eight conversions. At a baptismal service in 
1850, at which the noted George Purefoy was in attendance, around 1,000 to 1,200 
persons gathered to witness the ordinance of baptism. Soul winning zeal continues 
until now with the church each year reaching her possibilities. 

This is a missionary church as attested to by the large number of missionary- 
minded ministers who have gone out of its fellowship as well as by the growth 
in its gifts to missions as the church developed. In i860 the church gave $26 to 
Foreign Missions, $32 to Home Missions, and $8 to Education for a total of $67. 
The 1955 minutes reveal the growth in giving to $778.74 to the cooperative Program 
and a total of gifts for all purposes of $6,979.00. 

In 1949 when it was decided to divide the Mount Zion Association, the Mount 
Pisgah Church not only became one of the charter members, but also provided its 
name after the famous pioneer missionary, Matthew T. Yates. 

Mount Pisgah is a building church. According to some of the brethren, the 
church has occupied four buildings. The present sanctuary was built during the 
pastorate of the present pastor, C. E. Byrd, who was called to the full-time service 
of the church on May 19, 1946. Thus, dreams for a new church came true after much 
work by the members under the leadership of Mr. H. U. Byrd. The building was 



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completed in record time, has been completely paid for, and has been dedicated 
to the glory of God. With facilities ample for every department, it seems that 
Mount Pisg-ah is destined to go forward to new heights in the future. 

Mount Pisgah today offers its members a graded Sunday School and B.T.U. 
and an active and effective W.M.U. The Vacation Bible School is a part of its 
yearly program. While Mount Pisgah has not been a large church in numbers, 
it has enjoyed a great past and is looking forward to an even greater future j even 
now planning to construct a pastorium in the very near future. Thus Mount 
Pisgah moves on by the grace of God and for His glory. 

The folowing ministers have served this church through the years and made 
their contributions to the unique history of this great old church: Robert Daniels, 
Thomas Freeman, Henry Merritt, Thomas Armstrong, J. P. Mason, W. S. Olive, 
C. V. Brooks, L. M. Hobbs, W. R. Beech, H. C. Sears, J. T. Bittle, M. A. Pegram, 
Titus Mills, C. H. Norris, H. A. Morgan, W. L. Powers and C. E. Byrd. 

Respectfully Submitted 

Z. B. Teel, Sr. Historian 

REPORT OF ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

Your ordination Committee was not very busy this year. The Committee as 
originally appointed was headed by Marshall Walker. He saw the call to greener 
fields and before any action was taken, left for Miami, Florida. Henry Morgan was 
appointed Chairman, and alas, he acceded to the beckoning of the mountainous area of 
our State going to Wilkesboro. Benjaman R. Bruner of the original committee was 
then placed as chairman. He and Fred Lipe, the other original member remained 
in place. Jim Pernell was appointed to keep the other members from being lonely. 

At the request of HoUoway Street Church we called an examining council to 
approve Brother William McLean and at the request of Edgemont Church we like- 
wise had an examination from Brother Robert L. Weatherspoon, Jr. Both of these 
men were approved by the councils. 

At years' end we have examined Brother C. E. Ange, and authorize his licensing. 
He will come up for full ordination later on in the Associational Year. He is the 
newly called pastor of Alston Avenue Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Fred Lipe, 
James Pernell 

Benjamin R. Bruner, Chairman 

REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE 
OF MERIT FOR THE YEAR, 1956-57 

A church may qualify for a certificate as a BLUE RIBBON CHURCH by 
having all four organizations, by contributing through the Cooperative Program, 
to Associational Missions, and fulfilling 1 5 out of the following conditions. 

A church may qualify for a certificate as a RED RIBBON CHURCH by having 
at least three organizations, by contributing through the Cooperative Program, 
to Associational Missions, and fulfilling 12 out of the following conditions. 



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Requirements 

The church has a — 

1. Sunday School, 

2. Training- Union, 

3. Woman's Missionary Union, 

4. Brotherhood. 
The church contributes — 

1. Through the Cooperative Program, 

2. To Associational Missions. 

Optional Conditions 

The church has a (n) — 

1. Cradle Roll, 

2. Sunday School Nursery, 

3. Extension Department, 

4. Royal Ambassador Chapter, 

5. Budget, 

6. Biblical Recorder Club, 

7. Projector, 

8. Library, 

9. Home for pastor, 

10. Duplicator. 
The church gave — 

11. Through the Cooperative Program at least quarterly, 

12. To Assocational Missions at least bi-monthly. 
The church had people attend the — 

13. Assemblies: either Ridgecrest, Fruitland, or Caswell. 
The church contributes toward the — 

14. Pastor's Retirement (*), 

15. Pastor's Convention Expense (either State or Southern Baptist). 
The church had a — 

16. Vacation Bible School. 
The church offered at least one — 

17. Training Union study course, 

18. Sunday School study course. 

REPORT OF SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Our churches have learned to use the Sunday School to reach people, to teach 
them the Word, to win them to Christ, and to enlist them in Christian service 
and stewardship. The Associational Sunday School organization exists to help the 
churches improve their own Sunday School work. 

During the past year the Associational Officers held monthly Training-Planning 
meetings. Each officer has committed himself to a program of training to be better 
fitted to do his job in the Association. The organization is the most complete 
that it has been, and we want to be used by the churches. 



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■ The Quarterly Associational Sunday School Nights were planned to offer concrete 
help to the officers and teachers in the church. Two meetings were built around 
the Department Conferences directed by the Department Leaders, and two featured 
inspirational speakers, Dr. Gaines S. Dobbins in November, and Dr. E. Luther 
Copeland in July. 

Vacation Bible Schools were held in every church but one. Total enrollment 
was 6,060, and increase of 479 over 1955. The Clinic held in April brought our 
workers the latest methods. The Clinic next April is doubly important, because all 
the textbooks will be entirely new. 

"Better Sunday School work is waiting on better trained workers." We have had 
a distinguished training record this year with workers in 37 churches earning 960 
training awards, compared with 578 in 1955. Our workers earned awards as follows: 



Alston Avenue o 

Angier Avenue 75 

Bells 7 

Berea o 

Bethesda 45 

Braggtown 8 

Calvary 12 

Cedar Fork 39 

Chapel Hill 2 

Cheek Heights 35 

Durham Memorial .... 1 1 

Ebenezer o 

Edgemont 17 

Ephesus 50 

Faith 5 



First 47 

Gorman 24 

Grace 53 

Grey Stone 68 

Guess Road 8 

Hollo way Street 88 

Immanual 2 

Lakewood 2 

Lowe's Grove 29 

Lystra 5 

Mount Carmel 13 

Mount Gilead 26 

Mount Hermon 5 

Mount Moriah 30 



Mount Pisgah 6 

Olive Branch 2 

Olive Chapel 46 

Park View 82 

Plainview 6 

Pleasant Hill o 

Red Mountain o 

Ridgecrest 5 

Roberson Grove o 

Rose of Sharon 2 

Temple 58 

Watts Street 8 

Westwood 8 

Yates 29 



This good record is due in part to the State Leadership Conference held at the 
First Baptist Church in January during which our workers earned 450 awards. Your 
Associational Sunday School Officers have planned Group Training Schools for 
January 28 through February i, 1957, to provide a similar opportunity for 
graded Sunday School Training for our workers this year. 

We suggest the following goals for our Sunday Schools for 195 6-1 9 5 7. 
Enrollment: 20% net increase over 1956. 

Enlargement: 20% more classes and/or departments to make room for that 20% 
enrollment increase. 

Training: Every officer and teacher having the award for one general ad- 
ministration book. 
Every officer and teacher completing at least one training course. 
Every church providing training opportunities by adopting a church 
training calendar. 
Vacation Bible Schools: A Vacation Bible School in every church. 

Preparation Week: Every church observing Preparation Week in September 1957. 
Let our success this year be a milestone toward bigger and better Sunday Schools 
with more people reached, taught, won and enlisted for the glory of God. 

Respectfully submitted, 
John A. Moore. 



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REPORT ON TRAINING UNION 



Comparative Report of Training Union Work 



Item 


Year 1954-55 


1955-56 


Number of Training Unions 


37 


41 


Training Union Enrollment 


4 I 2 I 


4531 


Number of Standard Unions Reported 


V O 




Number of Churches with Fully Graded T. U 


36t 


14$ 


No, Churches with Departmentalized T. U 


17 


18 


No. Churches Requesting T. U. Awards 


40 


43 


No. T. U. Study Course Awards Requested 


1759 


1930 


No. Churches with Youth Week 


18 


20 


Letters and Cards written by Ass'n. Officers 


972 


1364 


Telephone Calls made by Ass'n Officers 


336 


217 


Miles Traveled by Ass'n Officers 


2821 


2335 


Total Ass'n T. U. Expense 


$208.29 


$138.28 


Total Attendance at Ass'n T. U, Meetings 


2100 


2027 


"M" Night Attendance 


500 


615 



* Churches with Standard Unions — 2 Faith, i Braggtown, 4 Grace and the Junior Dept., and 
2 Calvary. 

fThese churches had one or more Departments for children under 9 in addition to Junior, 

Intermediate, Young People and Adult Unions. 
% These churches have a nursery. Beginner and Primary Dept. in addition to Junior, Inter- 
mediate, Young Peoples and Adult Unions. 

ASSOCIATIONAL TOURNAMENT WINNERS 



Juniors 



Bethesda — Sandra Stallings 


(Four Year State Winner) 


Berea^ — Saundra Shepherd 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Grace — Donna Cooper 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Linda Hedgespeth 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Sarah Olive Crandall 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Gregg Lockamy 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Sarah Stone 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Susan Foster 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


First — Leigh Deeds 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Marilyn Reams 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Harold Brantlev 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Linda Rhodes 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Ellis Selph 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Martha Banks 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Almetia Clayton 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Lowe's Grove — Ronnie Carver 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Ronnie Parrish 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Carrol Sue Barbee 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Olive Chapel — Kay Overman 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Temple — Theda Apperson 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Linda Jones 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 


Carolyn Jones 


Regional 


and 


State 


Winner 






and 


State 


Winner 



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Intermediates 

Temple — Bill Maddry Regional and State Winner 

Angier — Robert Parnell Regional and State Winner 

Young Peofle 

Temple — Miss Barbara Jones (Second Place in Region) 

Adult 

Olive Chapel — Mr. Ragan 
Grace — Miss Margaret Coe 

Hymn Fest'wal 
Bethesda — Intermediate Choir 
Grey Stone — Junior Choir 

Intermediate 

Double Quartet 

First — Junior 



Attendance and Efficiency Banner Winners 






October 








Attendance — Mt. Hermon 


89%; Calvary 40%. 






Efficiency — Bells 


72% 






December 








Attendance — Bells 


65.5%; Mt. Hermon 65.5%; Grey Stone 4 


■1%. 




Efficiency — Bells 


80% 






March 








Attendance — Bells 


68.5%; Grey Stone 46.5%. 






Efficiency — Bells 


79-4%) 






June 








Attendance — Ridgecrest 


36%; Calvary 18%,. 






Efficiency — Olive Chapel 


72%; Bells 7i.to/i3%. 






Churches Without Training Unions 






Red Mountain, Roberson 


Grove. 






Total No. of Study Course Awards Requested by Churches 




1930 


Church 1954-1955 1955-1956 Church 1954-1955 




955-1956 


Alston Ave. 


39 2 Faith 


58 


23 


Angier Ave. 


53 58 First 


123 


1 12 


Bells 


49 122 Gorman 


100 


63 


Berea 


89 60 Grace 


57 


90 


Bethesda 


46 55 Grey Stone 


92 


7 


Braggtown 


I 39 Guess Road 


16 


48 


Calvary 


69 81 Holloway Street 


99 


1 14 


Cedar Fork 


38 49 Immanuel 


42 


42 


Chapel Hill 


1 8 Lakewood 


7 


48 


Cheek Heights 


35 36 Lowes Grove 


62 


94 


Durham Memorial 


70 70 Lystra 


20 


49 


Ebenezer 


39 4 Mt. Carmel 




12 


Edgemont 


64 20 Mt. Gilead 


72 


5 


Ephesus 


43 63 Mt. Hermon 


13 


34 



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Mt. Moriah 


30 


1 1 


Ridgecrest 




30 


Mt. Pisg-ah 


34 


4 


Roberson Grove 


4 


8 


Olive Branch 


12 


1 1 


Rose of Sharon 


46 


36 


Olive Chapel 


73 


68 


Temple 


51 


128 


Park View 


24 


52 


Watts 


I 


2 


Plain View 


42 


1 1 


Westwood 


2 1 


34 


Pleasant Hill 


10 


27 


Yates 


I 


83 


Red Mountain 


8 


7 


Total 


1759 


1930 



Theme for 1956-1957 — "Ser'vmg the Lord Christ'''' 
195 6- 1957 Objectives for Service: 

1. Each church in Yates Association with a Training Union. 

2. A complete functioning organization for each age group in each church. 

3. Each church promote Daily Bible Reading and Prayer, following the Training 
Union Daily Bible Readers' Course. 

4. Each church observing a Youth Week. 

5. Each church participating in the Baptist Youth Night, April 13, 1957 at Holloway 
Street. 

6. Each church promoting a week of study. 

7. More adult support of the Training Union. 

8. A better correlation and promotion of all the church training organizations. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Nannie Mae Herndon 

DIGEST OF CHURCH LETTERS 

The Churches of the Yates Baptist Association have been actively engaged in 
a number of individual and joint endeavors this past Associational year. 

Faith, Mount Carmel, Roberson Grove and Rose of Sharon have called pastors 
this year; Gorman called a Minister of Education and Music and Holloway Street 
and Temple called Ministers of Education. Angier Avenue, Durham Memorial and 
First Baptist purchased property adjoining their church property for future ex- 
pansion and Holloway Street purchased Annex number two for Sunday School 
rooms. Durham Memorial also the recipient of chimes and carpet. Rose of Sharon 
completed a Community Building and also purchased a pastorium. Lowe's Grove 
started a building fund for Sunday School rooms. Mount Pisgah started a pastorium 
building fund and Guess Road began construction of a new educational unit. Ridge- 
crest observed Ground Breaking Services in May and Westwood began construction 
of a new Educational Building. Immanuel's pastor has just moved into a new 
pastorium. Faith installed a new heating system and Lystra built and equipped 
a play ground and installed an amplifying system and memorial windows. Mount 
Hermon paid off church debt on the Fellowship Building. This sanctuary in which 
we are now meeting has been enlarged and redecorated and Gorman worshipped here 
for the first time last Christmas day. 

Four Missions are sponsored by churches in the Yates Association. They are: 
East Durham Baptist Chapel by Angier Avenue, Jesse Howell Chapel and Columbus 
Durham Chapel by First and Alexander Avenue Chapel by Grey Stone. 

The two churches who had the highest percent of total gifts designated to 



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Missions in the Association were Olive Chapel and Grace. First Baptist gave 
the most in dollars and cents to the cooperative Program with Angier Avenue 
giving the second largest amount. 

In the Statistical Tables of your new minutes you will find that Holloway 
Street reported 52 Baptisms and Gorman reported 50. There were 2,786 Tithers 
reported from all churches in the Association. I'm sure there are many more 
tithers in our Association. If you are a tither, then sign the tither's card and make 
it possible for your church to report you as a tither. Let us covenant with God to 
make this a better year in our Association. 

Respectfully submitted 
Harrell B. Perry, Clerk 

REPORT ON JUVENILE PROGRAM 

The committee on Juvenile Delinquency met nine (9) times during the past 
associational year. On several occasions representatives of the Social Planning 
Council and Family Service of the City of Durham met with them. Representatives 
of the committee also met with the Executive Board of the Social Planning Council 
to familiarize them with our work thus far. The Board offered its assistance. 

Within a few days we plan to have available a simple folder for general dis- 
tribution giving in outline the thinking of the committee. The monthly asso- 
ciational meeting on Tuesday, January 22, at Angier Avenue Church will be given 
to a brief presentation of the committee's recommended program. At that time 
we hope to have a more complete brochure giving these recommendations together 
with the names of existing agencies in the the city available for help. (At the request 
of our committee the Social Planning Council is revising its "Directory of Social 
Resources.") 

As the committee continued its research and discussions it has kept in mind: 
What can and should be done, in cooperation with existing agencies, by our 
Association, our Churches, the individual members, and the families implicated, in 
the rehabilitation of erring youth, in the prevention of juvenile mis-steps, and in 
the promotion of a wholesome well-rounded, character-building program, that will 
enable our young people to increase "in wisdom and stature, and in favor with 
God and man?" 

The committee makes four recommendations at this time: i) that the present 
committee be continued to finish its work, 2) that a committee be elected each year 
to carry out this program if and when it is adopted, 3) that the committee be re- 
named "Committee on Juvenile Program," 4) that money be authorized for mimeo- 
graphing, multilithing, or printing the materials in the promotion of the program, 
subject to the approval of the Finance Committee. 

Respectfully submitted^, 
L. C. Goodwin 

REPORT OF ASSEMBLY GROUNDS COMMITTEE 

One year ago at the annual association meeting your committee consisting of 
O. A. Johnson, John A. Buchanan, Owen B. Nichols, Charles Cheek, and Downey 
J. Booth, announced their selection of a 55-acre track of land 10 miles from Durham 
on the Wake Forest highway owned by Mr. and Mrs. Silas Upchurch as the most 



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"ideally situated" for the proposed associational assembly grounds. At that time 
they were not sure it could be bought. 

Unexpectedly this parcel of land became available about Christmas time for $ioo 
an acre or $5500. At the January 17 Board meeting at First Church the Finance 
Committee recommended the immediate purchase of the property with the cost being 
pro-rated among the churches using the same formula as for the regular budget. 
A motion was made, seconded, and carried with "no dissenting vvotes." 

On February 21 at Holloway St. Church the Board gave the Finance committee 
instructions to purchase the land and "if necessary to call on the Trustees to borrow 
money to complete purchase transactions," using the property as security. On 
March 27 at Grace Church the Finance Committee urged the churches to send in 
their checks to cut down the size of the loan. Mr. Robert D. Holleman, chairman 
of the Finance Committee, moved that the moderator appoint a committee not to 
exceed five "to recommend long-range plans for the development of the Assembly 
Grounds," this committee to be announced at the April meeting. It was also in 
this March meeting that Mr. O. B. Nichols offered "to put a road into the Assemblv 
Grounds and build a dam to facilitate a lake on the property" (at no cost to the 
Association). This kind offer was accepted unanimously. 

At the xApril 1 7 meeting at Park View it was announced that the property had 
been purchased and a $2000 loan acquired to complete the transaction. Moderator 
Charles A. Maddry announced the appointment of the following comi7iittee: O. A. 
Johnson, Chm., O. B. Nichols, Robert D. Holleman, Dr. D. R. Perry, and Marion 
A. Ham. 

At the August 21 Board meeting at Grey Stone Mr. O. A. Johnson distributed 
blueprints of the proposed Assembly Grounds and gave a brief explanation of them. 
He stated that the lake and road were completed at no cost to the association. It 
was at this meeting that the Board once more empowered the committee to bring 
back recommendations as to the future de\elopment and use of the Assembly Grounds. 

Another informal, last-minute report on progress made was given on September 
18 at Ebenezer Church. On about October the pastors and board members were 
given recommendations through the mail. The Board adopted them last week, Tuesday 
night, October 23, at Gorman Church. They follow: 

We recommend : 

1. That a committee of fifteen (m* be appointed for the new year, including 
pastors and laymen and the heads of our associational organizations; 

2. That the indebtedness of approximately $1600 be paid before any additional 
work is started ^ 

3. That the further de\elopment of the property be dependent upon the whole- 
Tiearted financial support of this year's budget by the churches 5 

4. That minimum facilities for the imtnediate, though limited, use of the propertv 
be provided this year including a) a topographic map of the area— $1000 (to assure 
the wise spending of available money, the proper location of water, sewage, and 
buildings) j b) a well, pump, and tank — $1850, and c) two temporary dry toilets, 
an open shelter with picnic area, and niinumum electrical facilities — $iooo. 

5. That recommendations for the future de\elopment of the Grounds including 
facilities for overnight encampments be left up to the enlarged committee; 



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We further recommend : 

6. That all buildings erected be the property of the association 5 

7. That the type of construction be of a permanent nature; 

8. That we keep in mind facilities for year-round use rather than just during 
the summer months; 

9. That the facilities be available for associational programs first and churches 
second on the "first come, first served" basis, with reservations through the associa- 
tional office. 

REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF MISSIONS 

We can certainly thank Almigthy God for another wonderful associational year. 
Three major projects claimed most of our attention from the associational level, — 
the Statewide Sunday School Conference in January, the Durham Area Revivals in 
March and the Schools of Missions in September. 

Every church participated in the Sunday School Conferences and it was acclaimed 
as one of the finest training efforts ever held in the Yates Association. 1209 were 
enrolled. Participation in the March Revivals was a unique experience. They 
were reported as far as Florida, and local editors took time to comment on the 
value of the effort. Approximately 100 people were added to the participating 
churches each day during the week, with a total of 728,509 by profession of 
faith and 219 by transfer of membership. 

In most of our churches their Schools of Missions proved to be the highlight of 
the vear. Over 70 young people dedicated themselves to special Christian services. 
Nearlv 900 subscriptions were gained for the Foreign or Home Mission magazines. 
Over 3,000 study course books were sold. Nearly 1650 applications for Sunday 
School or Training Union awards are expected from the churches. The enrollment 
finally reached 3,883 as follows: 1,802 adults, 207 young people, 4.60 intermediates, 
649 juniors, 534 primaries and 231 others. The average attendance was 3,570. 
Person after person has been heard to say, "That School of Missions did more for 
our church than any revival or anything else that we have ever had before." (See 
the financial statement following this report.) 

During the last year every church has contributed to the Associational Missions 
Program — a total of over $21,000 including the general budget, the Assembly Ground:^, 
and the recent School of Missions. All 43 churches have given through the Coopera- 
tive Program, a total of $113,336.42 or an increase of $10,955.59 over 1955. 
The number of churches with Brotherhoods has increased to 23 from 18, and with- 
in a few weeks only one church will be left without a Training Union. 

Although the coming year will not include as many major associational efforts, 
yet some extremely important projects are in the offing, implicating all three organiza- 
tions. Within a few days you may be hearing of a tremendous program of training 
in our Association. It may include (i) a local Seminary Extension Center offering 
courses weekly on the college level with local, qualified teachers, and (2) a "book a 
month club" in which we try to enlist individuals in the churches to try to qualify 
for a study course award each month, either through individual sutdy, regular study 
courses in their churches, or associational sponsored study courses. 



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The "Certificates of Merit" are more and more becoming a part of our association 
and the individual churches. The churches that qualified for Certificates last year are 
as follows: WITH BLUE RIBBONS: Berea, Bethesda, Braggtown, Cheek Heights, 
Durham Memorial, Edgemont, Grace, Grey Stone, Guess Road, HoUoway Street, 
Lakewood, Lystra, Mt. Carmel, Olive Chapel, Park View, Temple, Westwood. 

WITH RED RIBBONS: Angier Avenue, Bells, Calvary, Cedar Fork, Chapel Hill, 
Ephesus, First, Gorman, Immanuel, Lowes Grove, Mt. Hermon, Mt. Pisgah, Watts 
Street, Yates. 

Recommended requirements and conditions for this year follow this report. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Hubert S. Mumford 



SCHOOL OF MISSIONS 



Financial Statement 



Income: 



General Fund from churches 
Subscriptions from churches. . 
Money from regular budget . 



$2,261.62 



579-69 
$3,281.31 



440. oo> 



Disbursements : 



Hotel Malbourne. 
Durham Printery . 
Herald-Sun Papers 
Harvey's Cafeteria 



$1,158.32 



39.2a 

28.47 
1,536.32 



79.00 



Missionaries: trans., meals enroute, etc. 
Foreign & Home Mission Boards 



440.00 



$3,281.31 



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Summary of Years, 1949-1956 





Regular 


Schools of 


ASSEMPLY 


Total 




Budget 


Missions 


Grounds 


Given 


Alston Avenue 


$ 50.00 


.$ 16.00 


$ 


$ 66.00 


Angier Avenue 


1,200.00 


160.00 




1,360.00 


Bells 


100.00 


26.50 


45.00 


171.50 




180.00 


31.20 




211.20 


Bethesdn 


840.00 


90.00 


117.02 


1,047.02 


Braggtown 


600.00 


65.00 


165.00 


830.00 


Calvary 


137.10 


25.00 


55.00 


217.10 


Cedar Fork 


241 .51 


30.00 


45.00 


316.51 


Chapel Hill 


125.00 


65.00 


225.00 


415.00 


Cheek Heights 


248.00 


50.10 


75.00 


373.10 


Durham Memorial 


350.00 


60.00 


110.00 


520.00 


Ebenezer 


30.00 


20.00 


25.00 


75.00 


Edgemont 


825.00 


84.40 


230.00 


1,139.40 


Ephesus 


240.00 


35.00 


70.00 


345.00 


Faith 


214.62 


10.20 


20.00 


244.82 


First 


1,250.00 


190.00 




1,440.00 


Gorman 


200.00 


65.00 


150.00 


415.00 


Grace 


1,400.00 


100.00 


345.00 


1,845.00 


Grey Stone 


499.61 


150.00 




649.61 


Guess Road 


200.00 


72.00 


55.00 


327.00 


Molloway btreet 


780.00 


75.00 


140.00 


995.00 


Immanuel 


122.86 


30.00 


60.00 


212.86 


Lakewood 


270.00 


50.00 


85.00 


405.00 


Lowe's Grove 


270.00 


60.00 


100.00 


430.00 




155.04 


20 . 50 


55.00 


230.54 


Mt Carmel 


240.00 


33.80 


85.00 


358 . 80 


Mt. Gilead 


84.00 


20.00 


35.00 


139.00 


Mt Hermon 


120.00 


37.00 




157.00 


Mt. Moriah 


100.00 


22.20 
36.80 




122.20 




250.00 


50.00 


336.80 


Olive Branch 


50.00 


25.00 


280.00 


355.00 


Olive Chapel 


300.00 


40.00 


145.00 


485.00 


Park View 


87.50 


27.75 




115.25 


Plain View 


52.00 


15.00 


25.00 


92.00 


Pleasant Hill 


15.00 


18.27 


15.00 


48.27 




120.00 


20.00 


35.00 


175.00 




20.00 


6.00 




26.00 




13.00 




13.00 


Rose of Sharon 


100.00 


23.60 


40.00 


163.60 


Temple 


1,200.00 


136.70 


325.00 


1.661.70 


Watts Street 


1,125.00 


110.00 


420.00 


1,665.00 




165.00 


30.00 


75.00 


270.00 


Yates 


900.00 


78.60 


265.00 


1,243.60 




$ 15,470.24 


$ 2,261.62 


$ 3,967.02 


$ 21,698.88 







REPORT OF THE ASSOGIATIONAL BOARD 

The Associational Board composed of the officers of the Association, heads of 
organizations, chairmen of standing committees, the pastors, and two members from 
each church in the Association has met monthly following the regular meetings of 
the Association on Tuesdays after each third Sunday. 



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Since our Association is now well organized and its org-anizational and committee 
structure operates so well, the Associational Board has for the most part merely 
heard the reports of the organizations, supervised their activities, and approved certain 
recommendations which these will bring before the Association at its iA.nnual session. 

The major projects of the year, which have been the State Sunday School Clinic 
at the First Baptist Church, the Durham Area Revivals, the School of Missions, and 
the Yates Association Assembly Grounds Committee and its work, have been before 
the Board, and several actions relative to the progress of these matters have been 
taken. These will be duly reported by their proper committees. 

Major actions taken by the Board during the year were as follows: 

January 17, 1956, adopted a recommendation from the Assembly Grounds Com- 
mittee that a tract of 5 5 acres on the Wake Forest Highway be purchased and that 
the churches be requested to pay for the same on a pro-rata basis to be determined 
by the Finance Committee. 

February 21, 1956, appointed a committee to work out the details for the merit 
awards to the churches and present their report to this annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion. 

March 27, 1956, approved appropriation to pay the xA.ssociation's part in the 
Relief and Annuity Board's Retirement plan or the entire social security cost the 
Superintendent of Missions, depending upon which plan he wishes to enter. 

April 17, 1956, appointed a permanent Assembly Grounds Committee to continue 
working with the development of the Assembly Grounds. 

June 19, 1956, approved a recommendation from the Extension Committee that 
the Association support the Gorman Baptist Church in the organization of a Mission 
in the Glenn School area. 

The Moderator would like to take this occasion to thank Rev. Hubert S. Mumford, 
the Yates Association Superintendent of Missions, and the Yates Office Secretary, 
Mrs. Marian Crutchfield. Without the devoted and hard work of these two, the work 
we have accomplished, and the progress we have shown, would not be possible. 

Mr, Mumford has worked long hours and has performed many duties which others 
might have preformed, but his interest in the Association seems unlimited, and his 
energy in promoting the Lord's work is freely expended. 

The Moderator would also like to thank the officers and heads of departments 
who have given so much time freely to the work of the Association. And to the 
committees are due thanks as well as to the loyal members of the Board who have 
attended the meetings faithfully and have joined in the actions with understanding 
and enthusiasm. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles A, Maddry, Moderator 

REPORT OF BROTHERHOOD 

So says George W, Schroeder, Editor of The Brotherliood Journal: "This is 
Christianity's Hour — Atomic Bomb Era!" 

This should cause each individual to realize anew that we are living in a new 
dav — a new era in the history of man. No longer can we act and think as we did 
a few short years ago. Today a mistake on the international level can bring disastrous 
results, both to the offender and the offended. Scientists say this new age can be 



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one of bliss or chaos. The decision is left in the hands of man. They also say 
that we do not have much time to make the decision. These are alarming and startling 
words. We cannot take them lightly or push them aside with the comment that 
'it just can't happen here.' Who says it can't? What assurance does such a person 
giver Say what vou will about atomic energy, but every thinking individual will 
honestly say that time- is running out on the decision we will make concerning its 
use. 

For man to live, and we might even say survive, on this earth, he will need 
a new concept of life. No longer can individual or nation practice the doctrine of 
isolation — which is an atheistic approach to life — and expect to continue to exist. 
The world has become far too small in this new era for such a way of existence 
to bring peace, happiness, and security. Our outlook on life must be lifted. The 
individual who does not see a world as he raises his eyes in this day is either blind 
or shortsighted. He, because of his unwillingness to face the facts, can be instrumental 
in causing himself and his fellowman to be obliterated from the face of the earth. 

But, you say, what does this have to do with the men of our Brotherhood? The 
answer is obvious. If we are to build a new world using for the good of all men 
this new instrument of power — atomic energy — then first the hearts of men in the 
nations of the world must be brought together on a common ground. We Christians 
say that such ground is to be found only at the foot of the cross of our Lord. 
We say that it will be there that men can receive a new motive for living which 
will cause the individual to see life as the Master saw it. Then by putting such 
a concept into practice man can make the new era one which will be pleasing to 
God and a blessing to all men everywhere. 

What we Christians do in giving the message of our Lord to a lost world with- 
in the next few years can be the difference between bliss and chaos. This is Christi- 
anity's Hour. This being true, then one can readily see that the men of our 
Brotherhood must work, give, and live for Him as never before. The stakes are 
too high for us to fail our Lord, our fellowman, and ourselves. 

Scientists have unlocked the door of the atom for man. Now let us as Christians 
work to open the hearts of men for Christ. In so doing, we can boldly, fearlessly 
and triumphantly enter a glorious new era of life. 

The quarterly meetings held this past year were well attended and the programs 
were well planned. Out of the 43 churches of the Association we now have Brother- 
hoods in 23. I look forward to more interest and better attendance in the year ahead. 
I am sure that it is possible to organize Brotherhoods in all the churches. Let us work 
to that end. 

On January 15, 1957 we plan to hold a clinic at Bethesda Church. April 16, 
1957, our meeting will be held at Cheek Heights Church. The Man-Boy Night, 
July 16, 1957, we hope to have at the Associational Assembly Grounds on the 
Wake Forest Highway, and the Annual Ladies Night we hope to have at Park 
View Church. 

For officers for the year 1956-57, I refer you to the Report Section: OjSicers of 
Associational Organizations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. R. Perry 



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REPORT ON ROYAL AMBASSADORS 

The transition of the Royal Ambassador organization from the hands of the 
W.M.U. to the men of the Brotherhood is gradually taking place. An effort to acquaint 
the men of our association with R. A.'s was the emphasis of the annual Man-Boy 
night, which was observed the early part of the summer at the Mt. Moriah Church. 
There were over 300 men and boys present at this event. Several Royal Ambasador 
chapters of the association presented various phases of R. A. wbrk. Two chapters also 
displayed handcraft in the vestibule of the church. 

Another effort to acquaint men with the work was the institution of monthly 
meetings of R. A. workers. This endeavor has produced very satisfactory results. 
There have been over 1 5 men at each one of these meetings. Several of our women 
counsellors have also attended the meetings. Each meeting has been dedicated to 
a specific phase of the program. 

The year's activities were climaxed with a overnight encampment for the boys. 
The camp, which was held near the Bell's Church, was attended by 114 boys and 
leaders. A stunt program, devotional services led by a foreign missionary, and other 
events highlighted the camp. 

The new year brings with it a promise of even better things. The monthly 
meetings will be continued as long as they serve a useful purpose. Proposals for next 
summer include an associational R. A. camp and a softball league. We hope to aid 
in the establishment of new chapters, while not neglecting to strengthen those chapters 
already formed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ted G. Stone, Counselor 
Joe Gantt, Ass't Counselor 

REPORT ON SENIOR COLLEGES 

Nineteen hundred and fifty-six was a year of decision for Meredith College. At- 
tractive offers to move to new locations were considered, but the decision was made 
to remain in Raleigh. Meredith is now in the midst of a nine year expansion program 
which began in 1952, and calls for $2,250,000 for new buildings, equipment, general 
improvements, endowment and endowment scholarships. It is hoped that $1,500,000 
of this amount will be provided for through the Cooperative Program of the North 
Carolina State Baptist Convention. Meredith is seeking to secure the remaining 
$750,000 directly from friends of the college during the period 1954-56. A new 
liberal arts building which cost $385,000 was dedicated on September 25, 1956, and 
plans are now being made for the Science building. 

Meredith had an enrollment of 681 for the 1955-56 year, graduating 119. The 
Report on Christian Education for 1956 states that a majority of the young women 
graduating from Meredith are prepared to teach in the public schools of North 
Carolina. Since 1902 this girl's college has had over 3600 graduates, with 287 
going on to receive advanced degrees. Sixteen of her graduates are now serving 
as foreign missionaries. 

President Carlyle Campbell and his faculty and staff seek to lead Meredith 
with her mission according to the purpose and policy as restated by the Board of 
Trustees in 1954, "and that, as a Christian college, Meredith should be primarily 



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concerned to inculcate attitudes, provide activities, and promote learning- calculated 
to deepen and broaden the Christian experience of its students, and to prepare them 
for maximum service in the Christian enterprise." 

Nineteen hundred and fifty-six saw Wake Forest College enter a new era in the 
122nd year of her illustrious history. The ten year old dream became a reality as 
the colleg-e made the unprecedented move from its lovely old home in Wake Forest 
to the brand new $20,000,000 campus in Winston-Salem. The focal point on the new 
campus is Wait Chapel, seating 2500. Other buildings are Wingate Hall, a wing of 
Wait Chapel, housing the Department of Religion; Reynolda Hall, where admin- 
istrative and student activities are centered; the Z. Smith Reynolds Library; the 
Science and Research Building; the William Neal Reynolds Physical Education Build- 
ing, and the Law Building. These are of modified Georgian architecture, trimmed 
in granite and limestone. The campus and buildings have attracted the admiration 
of thousands of visitors. Buildings for residential purposes include four dormitories 
for men, housing 1500 students; two dormitories for women, housing 400 students; 
ten faculty apartment buildings, housing seventy-two families, and the President's 
home. 

Dedication services for Wake Forest College were held on October 12, 1956. 

Counting the Medical School, the enrollment this semester is over 2100. Wake 
Forest has a greatly enlarged opportunity for service in her new location, and her 
growth must be planned and provided for if she is to keep pace with her oppor- 
tunities. In view of the long range needs President Harold Tribble presented to the 
Trustees and to the General Alumni Association on the last Commercement Day on 
the old Campus a building and endowment goal of $15,000,000 for the next ten 
years. 

On the eve of the move to Winston-Salem the harmony was disturbed by the 
highly publicized struggle among both the members of the Board of Trustees and 
among some members of the Alumni as to whether President Harold W. Tribble 
should continue to head the administration of the college. May our prayer be that 
in the future such matters may be handled in a way which will discourage un- 
favorable publicity and criticism and work toward understanding and unity. 

As Wake Forest continues to train ministers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and business 
men and women and send them out to become leaders in our state and nation may 
our prayers be that the finest traditions transplanted from the old campus may live 
and grow stronger on the new, and that true to the emblem inscribed above her 
motto, may Christ be at the very center of her life and purpose. 

Respectfully submitted, 
T. M. Linnens 

REPORT ON JUNIOR COLLEGES 

It is our purpose in this report to answer some of the questions in the minds of our 
people concerning the junior college and its place in our modern educational 
program, as well as its relation to the senior college. To this end letters were 
written to the presidents of our Baptist junior colleges, requesting their personal 
conviction in regards to these matters. Replies were received from presidents 
Blackwell, Campbell, Elliott and the late Mixon. We herewith present a brief resume 
of the main facts brought out by these educational leaders. 



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The junior college idea was born in a great university on the assumption that 
the university's chief field of emphasis was in the junior and senior year of undergraduate 
work and in graduate study j that the normal and proper break was at the end of the 
sophomore year. The idea has grown, and the most phenomenal development in 
the field of education in this century has been the junior college. 

One of the problems in our present educational system is that of adequately 
bridging the gap between high school and college work, There are manv students 
graduating from our high schools who are young and immature, and not sufficiently 
experienced to make the transition satisfactorily from high school to a senior college 
or university. The complexity of life on a big university campus causes them to 
become lost and confused before they can become adjusted. They are unable to cope 
with the intellectual and spiritual problems with which they are confronted. Because 
of its closely knit organization and stricter supervision, the junior college can help 
such youngsters to adjust more easily to college life. The personalized teaching 
and guidance possible in a small junior college means a great deal to immature 
young people. As a rule, it is more practicable for a junior college to follow through 
with a program of guidance that reaches each student individually. There is the 
widespread conviction that educational institutions can become too large for meeting 
individual needs. 

The matter of expense looms large upon the horizon of our young people. The 
cost in the two year college is about one half the cost of that of the four year college. 
For example, the budget for Chowan College this year is $250,000, the enrollment is 
250. The budget for Wake Forest College is four million dollars for 2,000 students. 
Thus the cost at Chowan is exactly half of the cost at Wake Forest. In the four 
year college, the freshmen and sophomores must help bear the much greater expense 
of the junior and senior years. The cost of expanding universities and large colleges 
calls for increased expenditures, both because of the necessity to build dormitories 
and eating facilities, and because educational costs in the third and fourth year are 
much higher. This all results in greater costs on the part of students. The lesi 
expensive junior college enables many of our finest future citizens to attend college 
who otherwise would not attend. 

Many young people are encouraged to undertake college work for a two year 
course, who otherwise would not attend college at all for they feel that thev could 
not begin a four year college course. Then some who plan to attend college for two 
years only, have transferred to a senior college or university following their graduation 
at the junior college. 

One of the chief assets of the junior college is the definite moral tone and 
Christian atmosphere that can be achieved on the campus. This makes for the train- 
ing of dedicated denominational leadership. A denomination that does not have a 
vital educational program must develop one or die. We will preserve our greatest 
denominational asset by keeping our junior colleges, and keeping them strong and 
efficient, binding them ever closer to Christ and His Kingdom's program. 

In summing up, we would say that among the greatest assets and advantages 
of the junior college are its closely knit social life, the vital touch between teacher 
and pupil, the freedom of fellowship, the comradeship in study, the economy of its 
charges, and the vital interest in individual problems of every kind which emerge in 
the search for and discovery of human values. It was these things that led Dr. 



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Ernest Caldwell, Vice-President of Emory University, to say recently, "The last 
bright hope of liberal education is the junior college." 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. A. Neilson 

REPORT ON CHILDREN'S HOMES 

A Continuing Need 

During the year of 1955 a total of 824 applications for the care of needy children 
passed over the desk of the general superintendent. A decision had to be made on 
each case. We were able to admit to some phase of our program only 737 of these 
children. To the other 687 we had to say no. 

In 1955 there were 58% more applications received than in 1950. Thus the 
need, based on the number of applications, grows greater each year. Last year 
we cared for a total of 736 children, or 2j more than the year before. The increase 
was in foster home care and was made possible by an increase in the Thanksgiving 
offering. 

Plan of Support 

Last year for the first time the Orphanage recieved part of its support through 
the Cooperative Program. About ten per cent of the total income was given through 
this channel. Most of the churches continue to place the orphanage in their budgets 
or else take the once-a-month offering through their Sunday Schools. The income 
for the Orphanage is fixed and will be the same amount each year. Therefore, the 
only way for the Orphanage to get more money to meet the ever increasing needs 
for child care is through a greater Thanksgiving offering. 

In North Carolina there are more Baptists than ever before j the income of our 
people it at an all-time high; they have given more money to our total Baptist program 
than ever before. Surely this year ive 'will make a greater Thanksgiving offering 
to help the homeless child if our church learders ivill give them a chance. 

Building Program 

During the past year a new church building and a ne^uo parsonage have been 
completed at Kennedy Home. These are buildings of which every Baptist can be 
proud. A contract will be let sometime this fall for a new boys' cottage and a swim- 
ming pool at Kennedy Home. Bear in mind that all of these buildings are erected 
with special gifts or bequests. 

Charity and Children 
We believe your Orphanage publication, "Charity and Children" is now making 
a greater contribution to our Baptist program than ever before in its glorious history. 
Today more than §1,000 copies of "Charity and Children" are mailed out each week. 
These are filled with information about some phase of our Baptist program. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. J. Thornton 

REPORT ON NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES FOR AGING 

The North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging are in their sixth and greatest 
year of operation. The Special Day offering this year to date is $88,400.03, in- 



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eluding personal and corporation gifts. This amount will be increased by churches 
late in reporting their gifts. It is encouraging to know that the number of churches 
responding increases each year. Resthaven and the Albemarle Home have been filled 
to capacity. When a vacancy occurs, which is rare, there is always a waiting list. 

Construction of the Administration and Dormitory Building began in February. 
It should be completed by the end of the year, and ready for occupancy by February 
1, 1957. 

North Carolina Baptists have good reason to be proud of this new building, 
which, when completed and equipped, will add one-half million dollars to the total 
value of the Homes. What is more encouraging, there is reason to believe that the 
total cost of the new building will be paid for by the time it is occupied, if our 
3,200 Baptist churches will respond with a generous Special Day offering on the 
third Sunday of February, 1957. 

The added facilities of the new building will make it possible to care for 100 
residents — 20 at Resthaven, 36 at Albemarle Home, and 44 in the new building. Of 
this number, less than 10 will be part-time helpers. Moreover, a greater ministry 
to our aging residents will be possible because of the extra facilities in the new 
building. Among these will be ample space for craft shops, sun parlors, library, 
infirmary and other additional features. In fact, the building was planned and is 
being constructed to provide a well rounded program with the most up-to-date 
facilities. 

Effort was made in Winston-Salem during June and July to raise $100,000 for 
the new building. In addition to the money raised, the response on the part of a 
large number of splendid business men to help with the campaign was most inspiring. 
The aroused interest in the program of the Homes will bring increasing results for 
years to come. 

There has been a larger number of building memorial gifts. They range from 
$300 to $3,000 — $300 to furnish, $1,000 to endow, and $3,000 to pay cost of con- 
structing a room. 

A trustee, Mr. Don G. Matthews of Hamilton, gave, in addition to $3,000 to 
construct a room in the new building, $1,378 to pay cost of excavating a lake on 
the grounds of the new building. 

There are some rooms left to be memorialized. Also, a limited number of 
cottages may be built on the Park Road site. It interested, contact James M. Hayes, 
general superintendent, N. C. Baptist Homes, Kentucky Avenue, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. 

"Cast me not off in the time of old age 5 forsake me not when my strength 
faileth" (Psalm 7^:9). 

Respectfully submitted, 
K. U. Bryan 

REPORT ON THE BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

Our Baptist Hospital fills an important place in the life and work of North Caro- 
lina Baptists. In 1955 our churches gave the largest Mother's Day Offering they 
ever made, and the Hospital was able to serve more sick people than ever before. 
The Hospital has 400 beds, 50 bassinets and last year admitted 14,918 persons as 
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No other hospital in North Carolina has better equipment and we now have the 
best x-ray department in the South. 

Through our pastoral care every patient admitted to the hospital is visited 
at least one time. Other visits by the Chaplains are based upon particular need 
and special request. The hospital provided free services in the amount of $4.55,709 in 
1955 in addition to free doctor's care for all service patients, made possible bv 
individual contributions, welfare agencies, the Duke Endowment — and, mainly through 
the Mother^s Day Offering. We need to give every member in every church an 
opportunity to make a generous gift through our Mother's Day Offering to help care 
for those who cannot care for themselves. We know not what the future holds for us 
but we do know who holds the future. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. L. Ferguson 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS 

1. State Missions is the missionary effort on the part of North Carolina Baptists 
to reach the unsaved for Christ and teach, enlist, and train the saved in giving, liv- 
ing, and serving through the churches and throughout the world. 

1) There are 4,300,00 people in the State. About 2,000,000 of these above 
the age of eight years are affiliated with some kind of church. 1,900,000 of these 
above the age of eight years are unchurched. If 25% of the affiliated church mem- 
bers are unsaved, then 62/^% of the people of North Carolina above the age of 
eight years are lost. North Carolina, therefore, is far from being half Christian. 

2) We have over 800,000 Baptist Church members in North Carolina. Perhaps 
40% of these are enlisted and are being taught and trained in Christian living, 
giving, and serving. This means that 60% of our church constituency is not dedicated 
in the Christian profession. In this undeveloped area, the churches have their primary 
challenge. 

2. Other areas of need constantly challenge the resources of State Missions, namely: 
(a) The Allied Church League. This organization is doing a tremendous job in 

helping to produce a sober and sane citizenship in North Carolina, 

(b) The Silent Peofle. Three thousand of them beckon for our care, love and con- 
cern. 

(c) T/ie Assemblies — Friiitland and Casivell. Our people greatly need the foUow- 
ship, inspiration and training they offer. Perhaps 12,000 attended these assemblies 
this summer. The organizations of the Women's Missionary Union had 2,150 women 
and young people to attend State and Associational W.M.U. Camps this summer. 
They serve all phases of our Baptist work. 

(d) Other ministries: Summer Student Work — Student Aid — Ministry Through 
Service Institutions — Baptist History — and Separation of Church and State. 

The Department of Church Planning. This department serves many churches 
through counsel and guidance in planning for beautiful and adequate churches and 
educational buildings. 

Brotherhood and Royal Ambassador Work will become departments of State 
Mis